Sifting Basket

Sifting Basket

before 1915

Plant fibers and dye

Overall: 39.4 cm (15 1/2 in.); Outside: 39.4 x 20.7 cm (15 1/2 x 8 1/8 in.)

Educational Purchase Fund 1915.464



The Chokwe pounded maize into a course flour and then sifted it in order to separate the finest flour for cooking. This domestic object exhibits a refined, elegant artistry in its proportion, shape, and integrated woven textures.

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African Art
African Art
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