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: 26 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 10 1/4 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0243

This is a spoon-shaped strainer with a handle of woven plant fibers, with a wrapped longitudinal rod through the handle. The loop at the top of the handle is wrapped in grass. The bowl has five woven segments.