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small plastic basket
  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • small plastic basket, 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • plastic, coiling
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 x 12 x 12.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 4 15/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.042
Description

Small basket made from coiling thin plastic tubes. The basket is cylindrical and slightly narrowed at the top, with a small lid that has a large hole in the center and has a thin handle at the top. The sides of the basket are done in wide bands of color, starting with red at the bottom, then light green, blue, orange, and black at the top. The lid is red on the sides with light green on the inside. The handle is made from black plastic tubes. The bottom of the basket has a white row, a black row and a small square with red, green and white bands.