Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • unknown Oromo maker
  • basket with lid, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Ethiopia
  • plant fiber, dyeing, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9 x 13.5 x 17.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/2 x 5 5/16 x 6 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0926.a,b

This is a basket (2007.0923.a) and lid (2007.0926.b) of coiled plant fibers, with fibers dyed green, blue, and purple, woven over the top of the coils and natural colored fibers woven through the dyed fibers in a pattern of diamonds and zigzags.