Treasure Basket, Lombok

Fiber, wood, horn
Late 19th/early 20th Century
4.5 x 4 in / 11 x 10 cm

The bird is an ancient symbol of the upper world in both the Austronesian cosmology of Indonesia dating from the 5th Millennium BC, as well as sacred to the Indian beliefs that arrived 1500 years ago. The carving style of the bird is Balinese, the basketry is especially old and fine. #32232


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