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Lacquered Offering Basket Torija People Sulawesi, Indonesia

Offering basket from the Torija of Sulawesi.

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Torija people
Sulawesi, Indonesia
Offering basket
Split bamboo, lacquer and pigments
10 inches h. by 13 inches w. by 13 inches deep.
Fair, lacquer covering missing in areas.
Basket such as these are used in ceremonies and are filled with offering of food, flower, money and textiles. Bamboo base with layers of black lacquer, decorated with tarnished gold pigments in a floral pattern on the sides and lid. Inside dyed with bright orange pigments. This basket is very old and rare.

Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 18 × 15 × 13 cm