Search our shop

Shop unique gifts and

one-of-a-kind items from any of our four museum stores.

Colleen Cloney Duncan Shop At Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

Lynn Godfrey Brown Shop at Museum of International Folk Art Shop

Rosalie D. and Steven J. Harris Shop at New Mexico Museum of Art Shop

Spiegelberg Shop at New Mexico History Museum

George Duncan and Sheryl Kelsey Shop at Vladem Contemporary

Malaysian Woven Rattan Basket

Basketry, in all forms, is the most commonly used craft amongst the Iban, Bidayuh, Orang Ulu, and other Indigenous communities of Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Each basket is plaited by hand using only natural fibers such as rattan, bamboo, or fern stems. Simple and robust baskets are associated with the rice planting cycle, and finer baskets are made for special occasions or to be exchanged as part of wedding dowries. Additionally, finely woven mats are the pride of the family in the longhouse community, and the maker’s artistic ability gives her special status.

This piece measures 6.5" wide x 5" tall.



No reviews
Liquid error (snippets/special-offers line 211): include usage is not allowed in this context