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small basket
  • Swazi peoples
  • small basket, circa 1990s
  • Where object was made: Swaziland
  • sisal fiber, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5.5 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/16 x 6 1/8 in
  • Gift of Charles and Sandra Bussing
  • Not on display
  • 2013.0035

Small coiled basket with a small flat base and straight sides that flare up and out. The basket is made from dyed sisal fibers wrapped around an unknown plant fiber bundle. In the center is a large four petaled flower with off-white natural colored petals that have a dark purple diagonal stripe through the center. Ine between each of the petals are elongated, angular shapes in off-white and dark purple. The field and the outermost rim are light green.