Backpack Basket
20th century
Bamboo and rattan
21.5" high x 15  (55 x 38 cm)

From southern Laos, mostly rattan with some bamboo, mid-20th C or earlier, used for foraging in forest and/or carrying vegetables.  The lovely color and patina is a result of smoking the baskets to protect from insects.   The lighter area on lower backside indicates that it was used.


Laotian Backpack basket