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food cover
  • unknown Nubian maker
  • food cover, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Kenya
  • plant fiber, yarn, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14 x 36.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 14 3/8 in
  • Gift of Jill Zinn
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0125

A conical, coiled food cover with a red tuft of yarn at the tip. The exterior surface is too faded to readily discern the decoration. The inner surface shows a band of black with natural colored diamonds, a natural colored band with black diamonds, and a dark brown band. There is a faded green coil between each band of decoration. The top and the rim are both a vibrant purple, possibly a later repair.