Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • Africa
  • basket with lid, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Djibouti
  • plant fiber, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 33 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 13 x 10 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3657.a,b

The round coiled basket (2007.3657.a) has a conical lid (2007.3657.b). There are vertical stripes on the basket in green, pink and dark blue. It has a light natural colored field and bands above and below the vertical stripes. The lid has horizontal stripes from the top down in pink, blue and purple. The next two coils have vertical stripes along the coils in dark blue and natural and pink and purple. The next two coils have two coil blocks of stripes in the same coloration.