Knife Basket from Burma
From somewhere in Burma, we originally thought these were from the Kayah group, but are not sure. Very nicely woven of fine vines, it uses three different weaving patterns. This is a basket for gathering, with a wooden slab on the back to hold a knife and protect the carrier. A shoulder strap is missing, but the basket is in good condition otherwise. We don’t see these very often and the condition is usually not good.
Size: Basket: 7.25″h x 4.5″ dia.; OA: 11.4″h