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Fish Container

Basket

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Native NameKhawng
ขอ้ง
Object Number:82-7-81
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Isaan
Thai
Provenience: Thailand
Udon Thani
Ban Chiang
Date Made: 1980
Early Date: 1980
Late Date: 1980
Section:Asian
Materials:Bamboo
Nylon
Rattan
Wood
Reed (plant)
Basketry
Technique:Basketry
Height: 22 cm
Outside Diameter:22 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1981
Other Number:034 - Other Number

Description

Small bulb shaped basket with a short neck made out of bamboo (ไม้ไผ่บาน) and rattan (หวาย). Used to hold caught fish and frogs. There is a string looped around two eyelets so it can be tied around the waist. Can also be used to store dried items, beans, peppers, etc. over the fire so the smoke prevents insect damage and keeps them away from mice. Has attached inner cone that fits into the mouth.

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