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manioc squeezer
  • Venezuela
  • manioc squeezer, early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • plant fiber, weaving, braiding
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 136 x 12 x 9 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 53 9/16 x 4 3/4 x 3 9/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7447

The very long cylindrical basket has a herringbone weave in longitudinal 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 form a loop.