Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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grass bundle
  • Hawazma peoples
  • grass bundle, 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • grass, cloth
  • Object Length: approximately 19 11/16 in
    Object Length: approximately 50 cm
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0278.01
Description

This is a bundle of dried, but otherwise unmodified, grass stems that are tied with a strip of sheer light brown fabric.

They were used for weaving berash (mat) or could be used for baskets. They were used as an overlay for coiled baskets. It is unknown what kind of plant fiber was used for the inside of the basket.