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basketry stand
  • unknown Oromo maker
  • basketry stand, early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Ethiopia
  • plant fiber, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 13.5 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 5/16 x 5 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2911

The coiled stand has a small round base, a hollow stem, and a round top. The top is concave to accomodate the object it is to hold. The top is decoreated in bands of green, red and light natural. The stem has a wide band of openwork with a zigzag and horizontal bar. There is a band above with blocks of red, purple and green, with light natural triangles over the top. The band below the openwork has right triangles in light natural, green, purple and red. There is a band of light natural diamonds over the red, green and purple on the foot.