Name: Cotu Gathering Basket
This medium-sized Cotu tribe rattan gathering basket is used to gather food for a meal, generally greens gathered while working in a field. It has been very well uses, showing inside where soil from the greens has colored the bottom, to the gorgeous mahogany patina from rubbing on the carrier's body (see the third photo). The strap has a few bent areas and one repair where it was cut and sewn together, but, overall, very minimal damage for the amount of use it clearly has had. The top, tightly woven edge is in excellent condition, evenly woven and beautiful. An overall excellent find.
Size: 12 in. tall x 9.5 in. wide
Origins: Central HIghlands, VietnamView Cart