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Round two tray food basket

Early 20th century

picnic basket, chinese food basket, bamboo basketsOrigin: Zhejiang province

  • bamboo
  • 310mm diameter x 400mm high

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These baskets were used for transporting delicacies to be consumed at special events such as weddings, birthdays and festivals. The basket has two separately woven layers. The inside layer is for strength while the outside one is finer for strength and decoration. On the lid there is a woven double happiness character with black dyed tree sap lacquer. The double happiness character is often associated as a wish for the newlyweds to have a happy life together.

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