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Rawang Basket

Rawang Basket

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1960: Item # 1325497

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Magnificent all rattan hand woven Rawang “san phi” basket, from the remote Putao area in Northern Burma near the Tibetan border. This one is quite old circa 50- 80 years, in good condition (one repaired loop), still pliable and not brittle, with excellent natural patina. The Rawang are a subgroup of the Kachin people and live in some of the last great wilderness forests left in Burma. Arts of Asia 2007: Vol 37, #3, by Michael Howard has a good article on Rawang crafts. H: 38.6/15.2in and W:43cm/17in.