Treasure basket

Basket

Humanities Info Card | Updated 3 years ago


Registration Number: F3023

Location: Nepal

Stitch Type: Twill plaiting

Collection Date: 1973

Description: A lidded, rectangular, black and natural coloured basket  with a diamond design and twill plaiting on the sides of the lid. Made of bamboo, it also features reinforced legs and rims in split bamboo. Slightly larger than F3022.

Curator Story

 

Purchased from a Nepalese villager, these baskets come in Various sizes, some as large as European trunk. June notes that the diamond design one of the oldest of all basketry weaves and is the only design used in this area.