Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

bouksa (gourd container with lid)
  • Hawa Jima El Basha
  • bouksa (gourd container with lid), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • gourd, plant fiber, leather, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 41 x 40 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 16 1/8 x 15 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1136.a,b

This is a large gourd with a coiled basketry neck (2007.1136.a). Rope is looped around the gourd in a net-like fashion. The coiled basketry lid (2007.1136.b) sits into the neck.