Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storage basket
  • unknown Urarina maker
  • storage basket, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • palm fiber, plant fiber, wood
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 15 x 27 x 49.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 7/8 x 10 5/8 x 19 1/2 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4827

The bottom and sides of the rectangular basket are created from strips of palm fiber stitched together at either end and the middle. The bottom edge and rim appear to be wood to provide structure, held in place with plant fiber string.