Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Venezuela
  • tray, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Orinoco River, Venezuela
  • plant fiber, wood, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6 x 32 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/8 x 12 5/8 in
  • Gift of Philip R. Montgomery
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4851

The shallow, round basket has a wooden splint that supports the rim. It has a herringbone weave. The back is undecorated. The front is decorated with a square of black and light natural concentric squares with four spiralling squares, or a key-like pattern in the center. The area outside the squares is filled with black and light natural stripes.

There is a plant fiber string loop at the rim.