spice bowls (bowls (food service))

Spice bowl, containing spice, and detachable lid made from lacquered wood. The spice bowl is spheroid with bands of lacquer in red, green, black and yellow. There is a ring of metal at the opening. The lid is round and made of wood, with bands of lacquer on the edge of the top in yellow, black and red. There is a decorative metal attachment on the top that connects to a metal loop. Connected to the metal loop is a multi-stranded, purple cord, which is attached to a piece of twisting horn via a metal attachment.

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