container (containers); basket (containers)

Oval basket made from one complete piece of coconut shell. The body of the basket is a hollowed out half of a coconut shell cut vertically. The handle of the basket is cut from the same piece of shell and extends across the width of the shell. The outer edge is shallowly engraved with a design of a three lobed flower with four leaves. The handle is engraved with a repeating leaf design.

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