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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
  • Object Height/Diameter: a 9.5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: a 3 3/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3661.a,b

The bamboo tube (2007.3661.a) is decorated with black lines and red lines and diamonds that gives the overall appearance of a plant-like design. There are bands of red tooth-like design above and below. It has a flat lid (2007.3661.b) that sits into the tube with an orange string to remove it.