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cassava flour sifter
  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • cassava flour sifter, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • plant fiber, woven
  • Object Height/Diameter: 40 x 21 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 15 3/4 x 8 1/4 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0937

This tall basket has a woven bottom and a woven neck with zig zags of alternating dark and light fibers. The neck and bottom are separated by vertical slats, woven together every inch or so, leaving spaces for the cassava flour to sift out.