Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Kikuyu peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–1920
  • Where object was made: Kenya
  • plant fiber, cord, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 30 x 36 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 11 3/4 x 14 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2938

The cylindrical basket has a rounded rim and a cord strap, which has been cut. The basket scoops slightly at the bottom and is slightly lopsided. The basket is an undecorated light brown.