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small bamboo container with lid
  • Toradja peoples
  • small bamboo container with lid, early 1900s–1983
  • Where object was made: Celebes (present-day Sulawesi), Indonesia
  • bamboo, paint, string, incising, burning, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: a 5.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: a 2 1/8 x 1 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3662.a,b

The small bamboo tube (2007.3662.a) has a flat lid (2007.3662.b). The tube is decorated wtih two bands of red with a light natural zigzag at the top and bottom, there are two bands of vertical red stripes and diamonds and one band of burning in the middle. The flat lid sits into the tube and can be removed by pulling the yellow, pink and green string.