drinking container (food service)

Mug made of decorated bamboo in the form of a tall tube of bamboo, cut at a slant at the top, a side handle of plaited cane strips secured through holes pierce in the side and in the base below the nodule. The sides decorated with lines formed by incised pin pricks coloured black. The main pattern consists of a double `V’ shape with rounded over ends, one at the front and one at the back along the line of the handle, with an inverted `V’ shape interlocking these on each side. The V shape similar to male chest tattoos among some groups. At the top of each of the side Vs, four daos incised on, and two daos at the bottom of the front V. Other patterns include zig-zag lines.

Label: Old yellow exhibition label with black text.

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