Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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mutundu basket (healer's basket with lid)
  • Ndebele peoples
  • mutundu basket (healer's basket with lid), mid-late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Zimbabwe
  • plant fiber, wood, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 37 x 34 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 14 9/16 x 13 3/8 in
  • Gift of Sue Schuessler
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2939.a,b

The round basket (2007.2939.a) has a flat bottom and wooden handle. The basket is woven in a herringbone pattern of light natural fibers and brown fibers. The rim is wrapped with brown fibers. The lid (2007.2939.b) is domed with a wooden rim that sits into the basket. The fibers are woven in the same pattern, but they are all brown.