About this object

History of use

This toy is one of the many articles made of plaited or woven palm leaf sold at bus stands.

Physical description

Purple and red-dyed, plaited palm-leaf, cylindrical container. Flat ends where four peaks have been formed by looping over the coloured strips of palm leaf. A piece of split palm stalk, pointed at one end, has been pushed through. Small stones placed inside. Two palm leaf strips, one green, the other red, have been plaited into a honeycomb-like strip, applied over the pointed top, and fastened below onto the split bamboo handle. Two strips of purple are bound over the top and wrapped around the handle.