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: 34 x 12 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 3/8 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0239

This spoon-shaped strainer is made of thick plant fibers zigzagging over each other to form the handle, and woven together with grasses. There is a loop at the top of the handle, wrapped in grass.