Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lidded container
  • Philippines
  • lidded container, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Philippines?
  • coconut, bamboo, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14 x 18 cm height does not include strap
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 7 1/16 in height does not include strap
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3443

The globular container is made from a coconut shell. The base has strips of bamboo around the top and bottom and more strips zigzagging between. The lid is undecorated, but the twisted plant fiber cord goes through two holes in the lid to be knotted inside the base.