Baskets from the ethnic minorities of southwest China
This old Dong sewing basket is nicely woven and of interesting design, with varied weaving patterns in finely split bamboo. The rim has a skillfully braided edge, and the handle is attractively twisted out of four lengths of bamboo. A base of bamboo is stained a red color. Condition is quite good, tho we think this is an old basket with a nice patina.
Size: 14.5″ x 8.75″ x 11″
Beautifully designed and made, this old basket is from the Dong people in southwest China. Very skillful use of bamboo and small vines combine to form highly detailed patterns and ornament. The flared shape is very pleasing with an elegantly designed handle of four strips of bamboo. A lovely patina attests to its age. Condition is very good.
Size: Basket: 17″l x 8.75″w x 6″h; OA: 12″h