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tabac (tray)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • tabac (tray), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Al-Ubayyiḍ, Kurdufān (present-day Northern Kordofan), Sudan
  • palm leaf fiber, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7.5 x 45 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 15/16 x 17 11/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3188

The round coiled tray is shallow and slightly lopsided. It is a light natural color.

This one was used to store flatbread known as kisra. The decorative tabac were more often used as food covers, but the undecorated ones were more often used as trays.