This is a very sweet miniature handmade splint basket, which I believe was painted dark--almost black--brown. I'm a big fan of tiny handmade things, and even more so tiny things that can hold other tiny things!
3 1/4" tall with handle, 1 3/4" in diameter, 1 3/4" tall without handle. This basket doesn't stand up quite straight on its own, and these is a bit of residue on the interior of what seems perhaps to have been some straw stuck inside. Otherwise, very good condition.