Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basketry jar
  • unknown Ndebele maker
  • basketry jar, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • plant fiber, animal skin, gum resin, horse hair, coiling, braiding
  • Object Height/Diameter: 27.5 x 23.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 10 13/16 x 9 1/4 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2940

The globular jar has a narrow, slightly flaring neck. There is a thin animal skin strap attached to two loops of clustered strands of braided horse hair on the shoulder, relatively close together. The strap is broken. The vessel is covered with a dark resin.