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Rawang baskets

Rawang baskets

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1950: Item # 513447

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Pair of rare all rattan hand woven Rawang baskets from the Putao area of Northern Burma near the Tibetan border. Oldish, circa 50 years old in good condition (the small one has a missing loop), still pliable and not brittle. The Rawang are a subgroup of the Kachin people and live in some of the last great wilderness forests left in Burma. Also it is interesting to note that the men do the weaving and with advent of plastic bags this pretty much a extinct craft. The sizes as follows; the small one is H: 19cm7.5in W: 22cm/8.8in, the larger one is H: 24cm/9.5in and W: 25cm/9.8in.