Red Lacquer Carrying Basket

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$428 USD
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Dimensions
H: 16.75" Dia: 10.0"
Materials
Northern Elmwood
Lacquer
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CMRC067
Estimated Shipping
$20

This red lacquer bucket dates to the late 19th century and was originally used as a portable container for carrying food, water, and other goods for long distances. The tall carved handle allowed the container to be placed on a carrying pole balanced across the shoulders. Similar carrying boxes are used in wedding ceremonies and special occasions to deliver food offerings. This example has a rounded shape comprised of elmwood staves bound with metal bands and finished with bright cinnabar red lacquer.

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