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bamboo container with lid
  • Toradja peoples
  • bamboo container with lid, early 1900s–1983
  • Where object was made: Celebes (present-day Sulawesi), Indonesia
  • bamboo, paint, string, incising, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: a 10.5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: a 4 1/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3660.a,b

The bamboo tube (2007.3660.a) has a wide decorated band in the middle. The vertical stripes of red diamonds and triangles alternate with a design made from semicircles. There is a band of black triangles and light natural triangles above and below the wide band, with two bands of red tooth-like design.

The flat lid (2007.3660.b) sits into the tube and has an orange string to remove it.