Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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imbenge or basket
  • unknown Zulu maker
  • imbenge or basket, circa 2007
  • Where object was made: South Africa
  • telephone wire, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 4 x 16 in
  • Valentino and M. Elizabeth Stella Collection
  • Not on display
  • EL2009.048
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Earthly Vessels: African Ceramics," Sep-2009, Nancy Mahaney
As new materials are incorporated, objects may take on new roles. Telephone wire baskets, a new popular art form, take their inspiration from woven bowl covers.