Plaited basket - container & lid - covered with cowrie shells and four tufts of purple and red yarn. Basket contains bolls of cotton (with seeds - probably local cotton) AND 23 small brass 'beads'. 22 of brass beads more or less same shape, i.e. small ball with 'handle'. One larger bead is like a small pendant, i.e. lire loop attached to small pendant. 'Beads' likely locally manufactured by cire perdue (lost wax) process. Appear to have been handled often with type of 'wear' patina.
MeasurementsMaximum dimensions (H x W x D): 78 x 89 x 93mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (y - Bead): 18 x 6 x 4mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (z - Bead): 7 x 4 x 3mm
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