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large storage basket with lid
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • large storage basket with lid, 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • plant fiber, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 61.5 x 67.5 x 68 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 24 3/16 x 26 9/16 x 26 3/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0226.a,b

A large storage basket with a separate lid. Both the basket (2011.0226.a) and lid (2011.0226.b) are made from plant fibers that have been coiled. Although the dimensions are similar lengthwise and widthwise, the basket has a distinct lean to it that developed through use. The lid is a flattened conical shape. The plant fibers throughout both have been mostly left their original light and medium brown coloring, though the opening of th basket is ringed with plant fibers dyed red, green and dark brown. The lid has red at the top and the rim.