Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storage bag for dried food
  • unknown Hawazma maker
  • storage bag for dried food, 1984
  • Where object was made: Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • goat skin leather
  • Object Length/Width: 111 x 34 cm
    Object Length/Width: 43 11/16 x 13 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0302

The long rectangular leather bag made from the skin of a whole goat with relatively few modifications. The rectangle narrows at one end where there is a round leather insert. This end also has two small pouches (possibly a portion of the front legs) that end in twisted leather tied together. The wider end has a seam and a relatively small opening between two more strands of twisted leather that are tied together. There are four patches in the middle of the bag. One is quite small, another is 1.5 cm, another is 4 cm, and the largest is 9 cm in diameter. There are stains on the leather.

It was intended to store dry foods.