Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Urarina maker
  • broom, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • wood, plant fiber, wire, string, iron, weaving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 143 x 28 x 12 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 56 1/4 x 11 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5171

The broom has a straight wooden handle. The bristle portion has a woven band at the top and the fibers are split to make bristles. The bristles are bound together with a band of yellow wire and a second band of green string.