basket (containers)

Twilled work basket, decorated and made from plant fibre coloured red, black and brown. The container has a series of cane splints which act as a frame. The cane splints also act as feet for the container. The base is square and the main body is slightly cylindrical. There is a length of woven plant fibre which acts as a handle. Just underneath the rim of the main body is a hole, possibly caused by damage.

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