Covered basket

A variety of storage baskets made from woven bamboo and rattan such as this, are still used by highland communities in northern Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia today. This basket made by the Karen is decorated with green beetle wings.The communities in northern Thailand who make and use such baskets include the Karen, Akha, Lisu, Lahu, Hmong, and Yao who migrated from neighbouring regions during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Date/Period
Early-mid 20th century
Region
Northern Thailand
Accession No.
1993-00511
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Fibre Work