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basket and lid
  • Philippines
  • basket and lid, late 1800s–1915
  • Where object was made: Philippines?
  • buri palm leaf, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7.5 x 16.5 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 15/16 x 6 1/2 in height with lid
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3444.a,b

The hexagonal basket (2007.3444.b) has a lid (2007.3444.a) that fully covers the base. It is a triaxial weave. The lid is decorated with an all over pattern of light natural stars. The base is woven with the same weave. The bottom and bottom half of the sides show light natural stars.