Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • Manobo peoples
  • basket with lid, late 1800s–1912
  • Where object was made: Bunawan, Agusan River Valley, Philippines
  • plant fiber, wood, string, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7 x 17 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/4 x 6 11/16 in height with lid
  • Gift of Edward H. Taylor
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3437.a,b

The round basket (2007.3437.a) has a lid (2007.3437.b). The basket has straight sides with a rim that is square in cross section. The wooden lip is wrapped with plant fiber and sits inside of the rim. Two green bands and one red band are visible on the inside. The round lid has a knob on the top center which appears to be held on with black string. Concentric green bands are visible on the inside of the lid.