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: 29.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 11 5/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0244

This spoon-shaped strainer has a side handle of eleven (?) woven strands of plant fiber. The bowl has five woven segments. The loop at top of handle is wrapped in grass.