Mantou Basket

c. 1900
$288 USD
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Dimensions
W: 18.25" D: 9.75" H: 5.0"
Materials
Paint
Willow
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
BJGG020B
Estimated Shipping
$20

Woven with a delightfully unusual form, this early 20th-century basket was originally used to steam mantou buns in a provincial home in Shanxi province. The boat-shaped basket is formed of willow reeds entwined with a plain weave, and has since been brightly painted to be used for household storage. We love the rustic touch it gives to the home used as a serving tray or vide-poche.

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