XXL Vietnamese Rattan Covered Basket
This is a uniquely large handwoven rattan basket, with a cover, from Vietnam.
Although there may be a specific tribal association for this basket, 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 this one. 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 this basket is uniquely associated with any one of these ethnic minorities.
The height with the knob on the top is 12"; without the knob it's 10 1/2". The largest diameter is 26"