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Vintage Barrel-Shaped Fish Trap Basket for the Serious Collector from the Philippines

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Vintage intricately woven split bamboo basket used as a fish trap. It is consists of two different weaving patterns. The top and the base are made from a smaller bamboo fiber in a tight wickerwork pattern. The midsection is constructed using the same pattern but with larger pieces. The central part of the trap also consists of bamboo slats bound to a series of rattan hoops. The top is constructed from a wooden block joined to the basket with fiber rope and has a metal circular hook. There is a fish gate on the side made of a four inch by three-inch piece of dark plastic. The base has a wooden block that is removeable when the trap needed to be emptied.  

There is wear that is consistent with its age on the underside around the lower opening. Due to its scarcity, unique shape, amazing dark brown colored patina and condition, this piece is perfect for a serious collector and will add interest to any décor. Use it in a residential or commercial setting as a basket for display or reimagine it as a light shade/pendant. Perfect in Japandi, Organic Modern, Coastal, or Wabi Sabi settings.  

Place of Origin: Lanao del Sur, Philippines  

Date of Manufacture: 1950s-1960s 

Condition: Excellent 

Wear: Consistent with age and use. Please refer to pictures. 

Dimensions:  

Total: 17 in. H X 11.5 in. Diam.

Base Opening: 4.5 in. Diam. / Fish Gate: 4 in. H X 3 in. W  

Reference: Philippine Basketry - An Appreciation by Robert F. Lane (pg. 178) 

Vintage Barrel-Shaped Fish Trap Basket...

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