Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Toradja maker
  • cup, 1900s–1983
  • Where object was made: Celebes (present-day Sulawesi), Indonesia
  • coconut, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3466

The footed cup is made from a coconut shell. There is a band of woven plant fiber near the rim, the fibers travel straight down the cup, and they are woven into a stem and foot. They are mostly light natural fibers, but there is a band of dark at the rim, on the stem, around the foot and in small staggered spots on the foot.