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Food Basket

Artist/Maker: Borana people (Ethiopia)

Date: not dated
Medium: reed, straw and hide
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 3/8 x 10 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. (16.2 x 27.3 x 27 cm)
Overall (With Strap): 6 3/8 × 12 3/8 × 11 1/4 in. (16.2 × 31.4 × 28.6 cm)
Classification: Containers
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Marcilene Wittmer
Object number: 2010.23.1
DescriptionThis type of basket with a lid that can be strapped down was used to carry injera, a crepe-like bread made from fermented teff, a local grain. It could also have been used to store dry commodities such as grain or coffee.
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