Small Vietnamese Rattan Covered Basket - 2 sizes
These are handwoven small rattan baskets, each with a cover, from Vietnam.
Although there may be a specific tribal association for these baskets, it is hard to determine. It appears to us that most of the peoples of the Central Highlands area of Vietnam, i.e., the provinces of Quang Nam, Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dac Lac use or have used baskets very similar to these. I use the word “tribe” to discuss them although the Vietnamese refer to them as “ethnic minorities”, of which there are 54 in the entire country. Among those we know use these baskets in the Central Highlands are the Gia Rai, the Ko Tu and the E De. However, it is hard to say that any one of these baskets is uniquely associated with any one of these ethnic minorities.
The larger basket measures 2 3/4″ tall x 5 1/4″ diameter; the smaller one 1 3/4" tall x 2 5/8" diameter