box (containers); lid (containers)

Wooden box with a lid, that are coloured red-orange and have an incised floral design exposing the wood. The box is cylindrical with an inset rim and is slightly broader at the base. The inside of the box is green and the outer surface is red-orange with a black band around the middle. Above the band is an incised, diamond grid with lines in the centre. The black band has an incised floral pattern. Below the band is a wave and line motif. The lid is a flat conical shape with the edges over hanging the sides. The inside is green and the outer surface is red-orange with an incised floral motif.

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