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, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 28 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 11 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0240

This spoon-shaped strainer is made of plant fibers, woven together with grasses in the handle and black fibers in the bowl. There is a loop at the top of the handle wrapped in grass.