Chintana Lidded Basket
Chintana, meaning Good Thought: 21.5" High x 14" Diameter
This is a classic Thai storage basket. Please look at the previous page to review the creation process in the descriptiom & the video.These baskets are complex in their making, resulting in very durabe utilitarian baskets that have such beauty in their design. In Thailand , homes do not have closets or pantries for storage They use baskets to store most of their things.
I use these baskets for storage of my art supplies, yarn, shells, clothing , magazines, journals...there is always something that needs a tidy place to be kept while enhancing the decor with it's pleasure to look at.
And of course, it can remain empty & be a lovely accent piece to your decor.
The writing is Thai Lanna. When Siam overtook Lanna in 1776 , it was forbidden to teach the Lanna language in school. People still do speak the Lanna language but no one can read it any more except for a few old monks.
Hand Made in Thailand