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woven basketry food cover or mat
  • Krio peoples
  • woven basketry food cover or mat, 1975
  • Where object was made: Sierra Leone
  • plant fiber, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Diameter: 32.5 cm
    Object Diameter: 12 13/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.040
Description

Flat mat or food cover coiled from dyed and undyed plant fibers. The center is an undyed circle in a very light tan color. Outside that are rows of black and orange dyed fibers. Outside that there is a wide band of alternating triangles in orange and undyed fibers. The outer rim is plain rows of orange, black and undyed fibers.