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basket with lid
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • basket with lid, 1979
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • plant fiber, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12.5 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 15/16 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.106.a,b

Small basket with lid, made from coiled and dyed plant fiber. The body of the basket is rounded and the coils at the rim and the bottom are dyed purple and red. The rest of the plant fibers are a natural, undeyed light brown color. The lid is also made from light brown coiled fibers and on the inside there is a lip made from less tightly coiled fibers and in the top center of the lid there is a small loop made from twisted plant fiber.