Grain Storage Container

c. 1850
$388 USD
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W: 14.0" D: 12.75" H: 21.0"
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This hand-crafted wooden bucket was once used by farmers in Shanxi, China to transport their harvest of rice and grains over long distances. Counterbalanced by a second container, the pail would have been lifted by a pole threaded through the tall handles and supported across one's shoulders. The rustic vessel has a basket-like form, with a square basin that narrows at the base and sloped handles connected by a horizontal bar. Years of use have weathered the large bucket with inimitable texture, particularly at the handle, now burnished smooth from the touch of many hands. Today, this storied grain container lives on as a storage basket for magazines, toys, firewood or balls of yarn.

Additional Dimensions:
Basin: 12"H
Base: 10.75"W x 10.5"D

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