BasketArtist(s)KubaArtist NationalityKuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style)Object Creation Datecirca 1950Medium & Supportnatural fiberDimensions
3 5/8 in x 6 13/16 in x 6 13/16 in (9.2 cm x 17.3 cm x 17.3 cm)Credit LineMuseum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of ArtSubject matter
Baskets were often used to hold objects such as razors for cutting raffia and personal care objects such as hairpins, in addition to various ritual objects and medicinal substances.
Daniel Biebuyck, The Arts of Zaire, 1985
Georges Meurant, African Textiles from the Kingdom of Kuba, 1986
Roy Sieber, African Textiles and Decorative Arts, 1972
Jan Vansina, The Children of Woot, 1978Physical Description
Woven basket with a lid that is in the shape of a square box. Primary Object Classification Decorative Arts Primary Object TypebasketCollection AreaAfricanRights
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