Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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isiketho (beer skimmer)
  • unknown Ndebele maker
  • isiketho (beer skimmer), late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 24 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 9 7/16 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0241

The spoon-shaped strainer has a handle that looks like a six-strand braid. The loop at the top of the handle is wrapped with grasses and the bowl has seven woven segments.