Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with attached lid
  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • basket with attached lid, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • plant fiber, bamboo, woven
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 25 x 15 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 13/16 x 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0931

The basket is made of woven plant fiber and has a lid attached by a string of twisted plant fiber, which is attached to both pieces at a small loop. The string was originally attached to the base at both loops and threaded through the loops on the lid. The body and lid both have a strip of dark green green plant fiber near the rim. The body of the basket is attached to a base of thin strips of bamboo which have been stacked and tied.

This was used to store cassava (manioc) flour.