Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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winnowing basket
  • unknown Karamojong maker
  • winnowing basket, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Uganda
  • wood, animal skin, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9.5 x 42 x 71 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 27 15/16 in
  • Gift of Sandra Gray
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4185

The rectangular winnowing basket is made with long thin twigs and woven with animal skin strips. Across each end are bundles of more twigs running widthwise and wrapped with animal strips which are woven in a zigzag through the rest of the tray. The tray curves upward at either end and slightly along the long edges.