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Khmu ensemble of bamboo boxes

Khmu ensemble of bamboo boxes


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1980: Item # 1351981

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Collection of small bamboo containers from the Khmu (Khamu) ethnic minority in Northern Laos. These people are the original inhabitants of the region and predate the Lao and Thai peoples. They usually live in remote areas around Luang Prabang and practice simple agriculture, hunting and gathering as well as bartering goods with other neighboring minorities. These would date between 20 and 50 years. Plastic boxes from China are cheaper then making these so this kind craft is quickly dying out. The largest one is L: 12.7cm5in and the smallest one is L: 3.8cm/1.5in. Condition as seen in enlargements.