jaati (Storage Basket)

About this object

History of use

Storage basket.

Physical description

Large, round, shallow basket made of thin strips of brown palm, woven into a zigzag pattern. The rim is made up of 7 strips of curved vine, one on top of the other, held on by strips of dark brown palm and ropes of braided fibre running horizontally between the vines, on the outside of the rim. The basket’s sides are firm, while the bottom is pliable.