Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Venezuela
  • hammock, late 1800s–1927
  • Where object was made: Península de Paraguaná, Venezuela or Northeast Venezuela
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 299 x 207 cm
    Object Length/Width: 117 11/16 x 81 1/2 in
  • Gift of Alfred Gray
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7298

The rectangular hammock is woven from light yellow-brown natural plant fiber with lengthwise decorative bands of stripes in purple and yellow. On each edge there is a decorative band of knotted plant fibers in natural and purple colors. At either end there is a triangular section of twisted plant fibers that end in a thick loop for hanging.