Woven lunch container

Basket

Humanities Info Card | Updated 3 years ago


Registration Number: F3015

Location: Bhutan

Stitch Type: Twill plaiting

Description: Two flattish disc-like baskets that fit tightly together. Both are made of woven bamboo with a purple, navy, blue and natural colouration.

Curator Story

 

Traditionally called a 'Bangchung', this small lidded basket was used to carry meals while travelling, as a rice plate or simply to display food. Nowadays, the basket is more of a popular market piece.