This piece has been held in storage by a Texas collector and is in excellent condition...
This slightly miss-shaped container stands 8 inches tall and has the charm and patina which comes only with repeated use and age.
The embroidery pattern on these lotus shoes has always mystified me. There is a woman and an animal that is possibly intended to be a giraffe. I vaguely remember some bits of information. The Chinese first heard about the African giraffes from verbal and written descriptions...
Really rare ethnographic item in unusually good condition. the basket alone measures roughly 18 inches x 12 inches x 3+ inches...