Embellishments include a large sky blue round glass ring, Chinese coins, a frayed and glass beads on blue, pink and yellow. One of the yellow beads is chipped at the edge above the hole. The cord used is tan cotton. The tassel that was once covered in pink silk thread has frayed away but is still a decorative element.
The lid is in excellent shape with no breaks to any of the reeds. Please note the broken reeds in one quarter of the bottom section, and there are some corresponding openings across from that quadrant where two glued sections have come away.
Despite this wear and tear, the basket is usable to store lightweight items and of course would be beautiful as a display item to be admired. I have gotten some lovely use out of it after purchasing it at the Garage Flea Market in NYC over 20 years ago, but I am downsizing my basket storage and hope to pass this on to a new owner.
10 inches across and 3.5 inches high.
I am investigating shipping options for outside the US and if I can offer inexpensive rates will do so as soon as as possible.