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, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 27.5 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 13/16 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0932
Label Text

The woven basket is made of plant fibers and has a lid attached by a twisted string which is attached at two loops on the body and threaded though two loops on the lid. There is a band of dark green fiber on both pieces near the rim. The body is attached to a base of thin strips of bamboo which have been stacked and tiered.

This was used to store cassava (manioc) flour.