lime container; lid (containers)

A lime container, 'bin la' formed from a bamboo tube, which is red in colour, with plaited metal decorations at the ends. The lid is formed of a wooden plug with a string and tassle that is yellow and green. The tube still contains lime.
label: yellow with black type and a pale brown label with black handwriting

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