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Lacquered bamboo basket

Early 20th century

bamboo basketOrigin: Zhejiang province

  • bamboo
  • 340mm wide x 260mm deep x 460mm high

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Baskets like these were used to carry fruit and vegetables. This piece is woven with fine bamboo strips. The body of the basket has been coated with traditional lacquer derived from a tree sap mixed with red and black dyes. The calligraphy says good courtesy should govern your conduct.

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