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Water bucket

Early 20th century

Water bucket1Origin: Shandong province

  • cypress
  • 240mm diameter x 510mm high

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These buckets were used for carrying drinking water for cooking on a firewood stove. Each stave is butt-joined to its neighbour by bamboo pins. The whole bucket is then reinforced by hand braided wire with butterfly motif on the handle symbolising happiness and longevity.