Laos Basket for Gathering
An elegantly tall version of a back-carried gathering basket, this example was carefully made with lots of nice details. The body has a diamond pattern that looks like a stylized flower on a stalk, with the bands on the lower three inches reversing direction such as roots would do below ground. The rim is reinforced with attractive weaving, most of which is intact; an old break is visible. Several well-done repairs attest to its use and care. The backstrap is still attached and includes some creative repairs, as well as breakage. A wood base protects the bottom nicely. We seldom see this style available anymore.
Size: 12 in. diameter x 19 in. high