Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Africa
  • bowl, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: Africa
  • plant fiber, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9.5 x 35.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 3/4 x 14 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Robert and Marion J. Mengel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0126

A shallow, coiled basket with a light natural background. The diamond patterns are made from darker plant fibers and are repeated five times. Two of the diamond patterns contain solid brown diamonds with a second outline and three have a brown diamond outline with a second outline around it.