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: 30 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width: 11 3/4 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0245

The spoon-shaped strainer with a five strand woven handle has a round loop on top of the handle, wrapped in grass. The bowl of the spoon has five segments of loose weaving.