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manioc flour sifter
  • South America
  • manioc flour sifter, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: South America
  • plant fiber, wood, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 4.5 x 52.5 x 69.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 3/4 x 20 5/8 x 27 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4847

The rectangular tray has two sticks creating each side and overlapping at the ends. The bottom of the tray is an open weave and the sides of tray are just the bindings between the sticks. The ends of the sticks extend past the ends of the tray and are tied together with plant fiber string.