Woven Tray Basket

c. 1900
H: 4.5" Dia: 16.25"
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Tightly woven of natural reeds, this neat basket likely contained offerings of food, money and fruits presented as part of ritual ancestor worship on a family altar. The basket is colored by a red-brown lacquer and contrasting black lacquer trim. A simple painting of a bird on a branch is painted on the interior. Over the course of the past century, the earthen red has developed fantastic character that only comes with authentic, time-honored use. Today it elevates fruit in the kitchen or provides a storied home for sundry objects.

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