Bamboo water carrier

Basket

Humanities Info Card | Updated 3 years ago


Registration Number: F3013

Location: Thimpu, Bhutan

Stitch Type: Twill plaiting

Collection Date: 1974

Description: A long bamboo cylinder covered with plaited weaving in split bamboo. The basket has a purple, blue and natural coloration and a five-cent piece sized hole at one end.

Curator Story

 

Unlike what would traditionally be thought of as a basket, this particular item is a water carrier. Assuming a typical Bhutanese style, similar baskets are often used in agriculture in which drinking water can be taken out into rice fields during work.