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
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9 x 42 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/2 x 16 1/2 in
  • Gift of Philip R. Montgomery
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4849

The shallow, round basket has a rounded bottom. The rim is made from small pieces of wood, bound together with plant fiber. There are twisted plant fibers below the rim and above two more pieces of wood. There is one loop at the rim. The basket is woven in a herringbone pattern. It is light brown.