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Indonesian Offering Basket (20th Century) Bali, Indonesia Split cane sewn with white beads, cotton, and metal 1987.4.1



The decoration is important because in Indonesian culture the outer appearance reflects the inner state. An offering of flowers, fruit and incense would have been placed inside the basket and left at a shrine or temple. These baskets would take a long time to produce and by the 1980s they were rarely made.

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