Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cassava flour sifter
  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • cassava flour sifter, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 45 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 17 11/16 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0938
Label Text

The tall woven basket has a flat base and a woven neck which has wide alternating bands of dark and light fibers. There are vertical slats between the neck and base that are woven together every inch or so to allow cassava flour to sift through.