open, star-shaped weave with three bands of wider slats through center; four cornered basket with wide, round opening at top; round top wider than square bottom; gracefully curving handle peaks steeply at top; one end of handle is made from a forked, bent bamboo branch and supported by an arching bamboo twig; the other side is supported by a piece of curved bamboo that is wrapped in decorative woven rattan; inner bamboo cylinder with copper lining

Backpack-shaped flower basket, early 20th century

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Title
Backpack-shaped flower basket
Artist Life
1877 - 1937
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.30.25a,b
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open, star-shaped weave with three bands of wider slats through center; four cornered basket with wide, round opening at top; round top wider than square bottom; gracefully curving handle peaks steeply at top; one end of handle is made from a forked, bent bamboo branch and supported by an arching bamboo twig; the other side is supported by a piece of curved bamboo that is wrapped in decorative woven rattan; inner bamboo cylinder with copper lining