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Rattan Basket with Legs and Straps 1

Collected by the musuem in the early 1950s, it was most likely used during the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Museum of Ethnic Cultures, Minzu University of China

Museum of Ethnic Cultures, Minzu University of China

Rattan baskets, which are both light-weight and sturdy, are common tools for carrying things in mountainous areas. These baskets are made of rattan splints which are pliable and strong enough to be woven and rattan cores which are hard enough to support the whole body. The four long leggings, wide belts and backboards can all ease the burden of carrying heavy loads in baskets.

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  • Title: Rattan Basket with Legs and Straps 1
  • Date: Collected by the musuem in the early 1950s, it was most likely used during the late 19th and early 20th centuries
  • Provenance: Museum of Ethnic Cultures, Minzu University of China
  • Original Source: http://bwg.muc.edu.cn/
  • tribe: Atayal
  • object type: Daily Utensil
  • ethnic group: Taiwanese Ethnic Minorities

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