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Square picnic basket


Early 20th century

  • Bamboo
  • 26.5cm wide x 26.5cm deep x 38cm high

Picnic baskets were popular for carrying food on short outings to share a meal with family and friends. Square ones are much rarer than round baskets.

This particular basket has a long flat pin to lock the lid making it even more special. The basket has double layer of woven bamboo for added strength. There are two trays to hold food.

The sides of the carrier have floral carving symbolising prosperity and the metal fittings symbolise happiness. The border of the lid has light floral carving.

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