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bamboo container with lid
  • unknown Toradja maker
  • bamboo container with lid, early 1900s–1983
  • Where object was made: Celebes (present-day Sulawesi), Indonesia
  • bamboo, pigment, incising, burning
  • Object Height/Diameter: 24.5 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 5/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3667.a,b

The bamboo tube (2007.3667.a) has a flat bamboo lid (2007.3667.b). The tube is decorated with a wide band in the middle consisting of black and light natural checkerboard, red vertical stripes, and black chevrons with red triangles inside. There is a row of narrow black triangles above and below wide band, two rows of burning above and below, and two rows of a tooth-like pattern in red above and below.
The flat lid sits into the open end of the tube. It has a raised starburst-like pattern in dark brown.