Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Warao maker
  • strainer, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • wood, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7 x 61 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/4 x 24 in
  • Gift of Andrew M. Torres
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6864

The very shallow large circlar basket has a wooden rim to provide structure. It has a herringbone weave in two similar tones of brown. The rim is whipstitched on.

It was used for straining juice from a moriche palm fiber, which is then used to make a kind of tapioca and bread similar to manioc bread.