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: approximately 252 x 90 cm
    Object Length/Width: approximately 99 3/16 x 35 3/8 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5169

The hammock was made from twisted strings of light natural colored plant fibers. It has longitudinal stripes of brown and dark brown. Each end of the hammock has a wrapped segment for hanging.