Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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food cover
  • Africa
  • food cover, late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Africa
  • plant fiber, leather, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 47 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 18 1/2 in
  • Gift of Jill Zinn
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0289

The round coiled lid has leather whipstitching on the edge. It has a cross start. The center of the lid is natural colored fiber with a small brown leather circle on top. The circle is bounded by a dark blue band. The decorated band is divided into six panels, each bordered with a dark blue line. Three of them are natural-colored with three stacked dark blue diamonds, outlined in purple. Three are purple with three natural-colored stacked diamonds, outlined in dark blue. There is a string loop on one side for hanging.