Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lidded basket
  • unknown Manobo maker
  • lidded basket, late 1800s–1912
  • Where object was made: Bunawan, Agusan River Valley, Philippines
  • plant fber, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 19.5 x 15.5 x 27.5 cm no strings included
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 5/8 x 6 1/8 x 10 13/16 in no strings included
  • Gift of Edward H. Taylor
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3435

The rectangular basket has a rectangular lid that covers a portion of the sides. The basket and lid are woven in a herringbone pattern. The base and top of the respective pieces have a sawtooth pattern in light and dark. Twisted plant fiber cords cross the bottom, attaching at the edge of the lid, tethering the pieces together.