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basket (containers)

Bidayuh red basket, or juah bireh. The basket has a square base of double splits woven in a twill pattern, some left natural, some stained reddish brown. These rise to form sides in basketry weave with vertical stripes in alternating colours, the narrower weft of undyed splits. Towards the top a horizontal band runs round the basket, twined in some places and securing a plaited carrying strap to …