This is a large basket of rattan(?) and bamboo and decorated with what was originally red and black ikat-patterned fabric, now faded to violet. It has 3 "layers" that fit together (beautifully) like a steamer. It has a domed lid and carved handle in the shape of a duck or goose. (It came with a "scoop", but I'm not sure if it even goes with the piece because it seems too deep to scoop anything from this basket--I include the dimensions of it anyway) Measurements: Overall height: 24" Diameter: 20.75" Height of 2 of the segments: 6 7/8" Height of 3rd segment : 7.5" Scoop dimensions: Length: 21", Depth: 6", Width: 13"
Thank you for contacting Mearto. This is a decorated woven layered basket with cover and intricate handle. The ladle appears to be like those used for scooping rice, but much larger. Bamboo steamers are similar in shape to this piece, but it does look like there is not much room between the fibers for steam to escape. Perhaps it is for storing or carrying food. In design, it resembles Indonesian basketry. In comparison with similar items sold at auction, the Fair Market Value of this piece is between $75 and $150.