Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • United States
  • bag, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, braiding
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 24 x 6.5 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9 7/16 x 2 1/2 x 9 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5733

The square bag is made from ropes of twisted plant fiber woven loosely. The vertical elements are brown and each element appears to be two ropes twisted together. The horizontal elements are darker brown and spaced about one inch apart. The bag is mostly square from the side view, but it is not very wide. Two broken strands of braided dark brown fiber may once have been a handle.