This object is a conical shaped container with a lid made of bamboo. A thin band of rattan decorates the container and there is an organic attachment for carrying the object. The object is part of the William Ninnis Porter Collection and can be dated to the 19th Century. The provenance is likely to be Chin State or Kachin State. An image of the object was viewed by Helen Mears of the Royal Pavilions, Brighton, who suggested that the container was probably used for pounding and holding rice.

Object Summary

Museum Number 45/1907
Simple Name container
Full Name bamboo container
Common Name container
Production country Myanmar
Material bamboo; rattan
Collection class Containers
Collection continent Asia
Collection area/region SE
Production county Shan / Chin State
Production continent Asia
Cultural group Shan / Chin