Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lidded basket with handle
  • Kenya
  • lidded basket with handle, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Kenya
  • plant fiber, bamboo, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 54 x 38.5 x 31.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 21 1/4 x 15 1/8 x 12 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Frederick George Leasure
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3136

The round basket has a hinged lid. The basket has a light brown field, decorated with two wide bands of orange, each with three thin bands of dark brown at the top, bottom, and middle. The lid is undecorated except for the rim. The rim of the lid and basket are decorated with dark brown diamond shapes.The lid is hinged by hooking a loop from the lid through a loop from the basket. The tall handle arches over the top of the basket, also decorated with dark brown diamonds.