Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Africa
  • tray, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Africa
  • plant fiber, dyeing, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Length/Width: 35 x 29.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 3/4 x 11 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0305

This is a round coiled tray with two small handles. The coil starts at the dark blue circle in the center followed by a band of pink and another of green. The remainder has lines in dark blue, pink, and green, with a band of natural-colored triangles, then a band of natural-colored zigzags, then a band of light natural-colored triangles. One end of one handle is broken.