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basket (bowl)
  • Africa
  • basket (bowl), 1925–1990
  • Where object was made: Africa
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 13.97 x 30.48 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 12 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • PG2008.019

Basketry bowl woven from dark brown plant fibers. The bottom is flat and the sides are straight and flare out wider toward the top. On both the interior and exterior there are slightly raised patterns of triangles. The interior is coated with white powder, which is possibly some type of flour or other food residue.