Posted 3 years ago
In a thrift store I frequent (as it's near three others), I was quickly walking through the household plastic & clocks (because somehow household plastic goes better with clocks than with household porcelain and metal-ware?) which has a little end of baskets.
I never look at the baskets. Everything is the cheap Easter and decor stuff. This, though, somehow caught my eye.
I stopped, picked it up, looked it over and kept walking.
I think the design on the lid is supposed to be a representation of something. It's poorly painted. There is a deteriorating brass band around the lid.
The basket, to form a lip, curves inward to hold the lid. The creator used several sizes of material (I'm not sure what to call it as I don't do baskets) in his/her creation.
I thought it may be a vintage souvenir made by some "Indian" (be it Native American or indigenous African, as I know their baskets are popular too).
Ideas on where it came from?