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'umra (beehive shaped vessel) and lid
  • unknown Hawazma maker
  • 'umra (beehive shaped vessel) and lid, 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • plant fiber, leather, weaving, coiling, braiding
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 90 x 22 x 15 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 35 3/8 x 8 5/8 x 5 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5180.a,b

The cylindrical basket has a rounded bottom. The basket is dark brown. It has a band of vertical leather strips around the top half. There are clusters of long leather fringes on either side.

It has a strap of braided leather for a handle.

The lid is made from coiled plant fiber and the rim is wrapped in dark brown plant fibers.