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 used for storing food and carrying harvested produce and firewood.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
Dimension
Object size: H71.1 x W48.0 x D44.0 cm
Accession No.
1993-00507
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Fibre Work