Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lidded basket
  • Venezuela
  • lidded basket, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Orinoco River, Venezuela
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13.5 x 21.5 x 5.5 cm height does not include string
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 5/16 x 8 7/16 x 2 1/8 in height does not include string
  • Gift of Philip R. Montgomery
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4820
Description

The pocket-like basket has a lid that slides off, but is tethered with a plant fiber string. The exposed portion of the basket and lid has vertical dark brown and light natural stripes with two key-like designs or spirals in the center. The portion of the basket that is covered by the lid has dark brown and light natural horizontal stripes.