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bamboo container
  • Toradja peoples
  • bamboo container, early 1900s–1983
  • Where object was made: Celebes (present-day Sulawesi), Indonesia
  • bamboo, paint, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12.5 x 5.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 7/8 x 2 1/8 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3658

The bamboo tube has a very wide decorative band in the middle that is occupied with diamonds and lines in black and red forming a leaf-like pattern. There is a black sawtooth pattern above and below the wide band with a band of a red tooth-like pattern near the edges.