Knife Basket from Northern Thailand
Very finely made and detailed, this is the best one we’ve found. It’s smaller than some and the maker has scaled down the materials: fine vines form a pattern at the top, with an attractively reinforced flare at the opening (see detail 1); delicate ‘arms’ at the side keep a strap in place, and are held in place by knotted and braided vines (side 2 and 3). This type of basket is carried at the waist of many hill-dwellers in Thailand, Laos, and Burma, and is used to hold a machete-like multipurpose knife. Be prepared!
Size: 13.25in. h. x 4.33 in. w. x 4 in. dia. at top