This bamboo container is made of one piece of bamboo (internodal), with the naturally grown nodie forming the base. An aso motif is carved into it, like a hidden detail on the object. The container is stenciled with aso motifs in black lacquer in the upper third and on the base. A woven band is attached to the upper edge. The lid with groove is carved out of wood, it is also decorated with different aso motives. A small loop made of rattan represents the handle and can be fixed on a belt.
This container could have been used for lime powder for betel nut chewing or as a means of transport for food.
|Culture||Iban(Dayak), Borneo, Sarawak|
|Dimensions||Height 28,50 cm, diameter 5 cm|
|Material||Bamboo, wood, rattan, lacquer|