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: 7 x 38 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/4 x 14 15/16 in
  • Gift of Philip R. Montgomery
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4850

The shallow, round basket has a light natural woven rim supported by two wooden splints. The body of the basket has a herringbone weave with a light natural field and plaid-like design with red-brown and black. There is a small loop of twisted plant fiber cord at the rim.