Short Vintage Wood and Rattan Basket
Elevate your rustic decor with this exquisite Vintage Old Rattan Betel Nut Gathering Basket, originating from the enchanting Lombok Island in Nusa Tenggara, dating back to the mid-20th century.
These utilitarian plaited gathering baskets, meticulously handcrafted, were designed for the purpose of harvesting betel nuts in the lush forests, among other versatile applications. They served as an essential tool for collecting and transporting betel nuts to the bustling markets. In addition to their betel nut duties, these baskets were also employed for the delicate task of coffee picking. Remarkably, this specific basket once cradled betel nuts, and its history is woven into its very fibers.
Crafted with a blend of rattan and wood, these baskets were prized for their robustness, lightweight nature, and portability. Sourced from the abundant fields and lush forests of Lombok Island, the materials used were readily available, making these baskets an integral part of daily life. Artistry and utility converged as skilled hands fashioned this piece during moments of respite. Notably, a hand-twined bark string is thoughtfully attached to two delicate woven loops on each side, showcasing the craftsmanship of its creator.
Bring the essence of rural Southeast Asian life and the intricate craftsmanship of the mid-20th century into your home with this Vintage Rattan Betel Nut Gathering Basket. Cherish a piece of history, lovingly preserved in its woven threads.
These pieces are handmade. Minor signs of fading, discoloration, or other imperfections are not considered defective. Instead adds to its authenticity, character, and charm.
Size dimensions: ~13" X 9"
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