done 4 Rare Old Asian Collector Open Weave Storage Rattan Baskets Borneo Very Large .

  • $250.00
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4 older harvest baskets from Kalimantan which were carried on the head

Prices of Borneo Baskets:

$250.00 for 1


4 for $449.99


Since shipping is very high for something this large, we prefer to send them  inside each other as a group to save you money.  It is a better bargain when bought as a group: and if you buy the 3 for $499.99, you WILL get a 4th for FREE seen on photos 2, 6 and 10.
The 4th one that you are getting free upon the purchase of the 3 others is just as large.
These 4 harvest baskets from Kalimantan were carried on the head and the reason for the hollow foot that allows for a head to fit in, seen on photo 6.
These very large rare and old baskets were collected in Borneo island  25 years ago and were once used for carrying harvest goods and other things.
 Items: B1 20" x 13,5" , B2 17" x 13" , B3 19" x 13" and B4 seen on photos 3, 6 and 10: 19" x 13"
Brown is the tone of each of these pieces 
(darker because of old age). Nice Patina.
The principal materials used for weaving are cane, rotan and reeds on a wood or cane frame as here.
You are buying 4 rare large old rotan rattan baskets seen on all the photos with a nice dark patina.
These old authentic baskets were handwoven out of rattan (rotan, a climbing palm found in jungle forests). Very hard to find old baskets in great condition like these in those humid climates.
Rattan is not only exceptionally strong it is also acknowledged as being amongst the finest medium used to make mats, carry bags and traps. 
Women used to weave these strong baskets (that opened at the top, with a lid) with strong but thin rattan strips, using age-old patterns and time consuming techniques.

There is a remarkable individual variation found between basket types in Indonesia: closely woven ones for seeds, strong light ones for harvesting crops and decorated ones for ceremonies.
We also have many custom made stands available
 to display pots, baskets, plates and artwork,
all sizes and seen on photo 2.
They also can be bases for glass tables.
We go straight to the source to find these treasures
The ancient art of basket weaving remains alive today among primitive people though threatened by encroaching industrialization. Each of these 4 baskets was masterfully handcrafted long ago with meticulous attention to detail not only for strength but to graphically tell a story about the history and customs of its weaver’s culture.

Rotan Rattan Antique baskets all handcrafted

All our collector and rare items come with pages and pages of research about provenance, and with history of the tribes and photos as well, depending on item and whenever possible. When shipping internationally, we group ship multiple purchases to save you money, and find the best rates available. If you have any questions or want to see research conducted on this piece and photos of tribes, tell us.

We have artifacts and architectural accents up to 10 ft tall that we will put on upon request because shipping has to be calculated accordingly with trucking company.