Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Urarina maker
  • hammock, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • plant fiber, netting, dyeing?
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 42 x 30 x 19 cm bundled
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 7 1/2 in bundled
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5167

The hammock is made of netted strings of twisted plant fibers. It is light natural with stripes of light brown and grey. The support ropes are grey and fuzzy.

The hammock is currently bundled with support ropes tied around the bundle to secure it.