Sifting Basket

before 1915
Location: not on view
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F. M. Rapp––who acquired this basket in Congo while working for a diamond mine––attended the Case School of Applied Science in Cleveland.


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.
Sifting Basket

Sifting Basket

before 1915

Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, possibly Chokwe-style maker

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