basket (containers)

Bamboo Kanowit basket with a square base. The basket is reinforced with red-stained uprights at each corner, and a single rim of rattan cane around the circular rim of the basket beneath a similar narrower one. These uprights and canes are bound at intervals with narrow strips of natural-coloured bamboo. The main body of the basket has a diagonal twill weave and geometrical patterning in red and black against a natural ground.

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