Elephant shaped basket

Basket

Humanities Info Card | Updated 3 years ago

Registration Number: F3018

Location: India

Description: A basket designed to look like the body of an elephant with a rider perched atop. The upper torso of the elephant acts as the lid while the legs and lower torso act as the base.

Curator Story

 

Sadly, we have very little provenance associated with this gorgeous and intricately woven piece. The basket's holding area is relatively small compared to its overall size, indicating that it could have been used to store smaller important items such as jewelry.