Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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manioc squeezer
  • Venezuela
  • manioc squeezer, late 1800s–1927
  • Where object was made: Maturín, Venezuela
  • plant fiber, weaving, braiding
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 183 x 29 x 10 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 72 1/16 x 11 7/16 x 3 15/16 in
  • Gift of Alfred Gray
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7446

The very long cylindrical basket has a herringbone weave in stripes of brown and light natural color. There is a wide loop at the open end. The opposite end is closed and has two braids of plant fiber that hang loosely.