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    Posted 3 years ago

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    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?

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    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      It looks like it was made in China, maybe 1950's or earlier to me. Is it bamboo?
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Here's one very close:
    3. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      I'm not really sure how to ID bamboo. Most of the "lucky bamboo" and such sold in stores is actually a type of reed plant (which also happens to be somewhat toxic, so don't eat it). It is too cold here for it to grow.
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      this was probably sold as a sewing basket, don't you think?
    5. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      I'm using it for my watches, necklace, and keys.

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