Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • Congo (present-day Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • basket with lid, late 1800s–1927?
  • Where object was made: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 20.5 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 1/16 x 5 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0928.a,b

The woven basket of plant fibers has two small loops near the bottom on either side. The basket has two ridges, the lid may have originally set on or near the highest ridge. There are darker fibers woven in bands with triangles.