Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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miniature hammock
  • Venezuela
  • miniature hammock, late 1800s–1991
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • cotton, weaving, dyeing, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 62 x 71 cm
    Object Length/Width: 24 7/16 x 27 15/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Waggoner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6780

The small square is woven from green and orange strings forming a check pattern. Two sides have long green fringe, knotted in a net-like pattern at the top. The two sides have five loops each, from the braided strings that hold white cords gathered into a hanging loop at either end.