Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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child's hammock
  • unknown Urarina maker
  • child's hammock, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • plant fiber, wood, braiding, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 65 x 32.5 cm length does not include straps
    Object Length/Width: 25 9/16 x 12 3/4 in length does not include straps
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4873

The small hammock is made from twisted plant fiber cords knotted at regular intervals. There are wooden rods at either end. It is a light natural color with two darker brown stripes in the hammock. The ropes at either end are braided plant fibers.