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small bamboo container
  • Toradja peoples
  • small bamboo container, early 1900s–1983
  • Where object was made: Celebes (present-day Sulawesi), Indonesia
  • bamboo, paint, incising, burning
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 1 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3663

The small decorated bamboo tube has two bands of red with a light natural zigzag at the top and bottom, two bands of vertical red stripes and diamonds and one band of burning in the middle. Both ends are closed and it appears that the lid has been wedged in place.