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wedding basket with two compartments and lid
  • Ifugao peoples
  • wedding basket with two compartments and lid, 1940–1970s
  • Where object was made: Luzon, Philippines
  • bamboo, rattan, wickerwork
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 48 x 36.5 x 39 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 18 7/8 x 14 3/8 x 15 3/8 in
  • Gift of Jack and Liz Kaufman
  • Not on display
  • 2015.0192.a,b
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Description

Large basket of plaited plant fibers that has two stacking compartments, a lid, and a thick carrying handle. The bottom of the basket is round and sits inside a thick edge of bamboo, from which a large, thick handle extends upward and has a rectangular shape with round corners. The other compartment of the basket is similarly shaped and sits slightly nested inside the bottom compartment. Above that, there is a plaited lid that is very slightly domed and attaches to the bamboo handle with several interlocking rings of braided bamboo.