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Indian Basket Trick

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Indian Basket Trick (or Hindu Basket Trick or Sword Basket) is a trick with a wicker basket in which an assistant is put into the basket and the performer then thrust swords through it. The trick ends while the child or assistant either climbs out of the basket or reappears from behind the crowd unharmed.

The Indian Basket trick was adapted by Colonel Stodare and presented at the Theatre of Mystery, Egyptian Hall in 1865.