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Transportation
African
World Cultures ➔ Sifter

Identifier:
115829
Description:
Slender basket with flared opening. Made of natural fibers.;Identified by Ray Silverman, Professor of History, Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan--Ann Arbor; tel:734.615.9847. Accession file 4621 also notes that the basket was used for sifting meal made of millet and cassava root.;Part of accession 4621. The objects were collected by the donor while a missionary in the Belgian Congo, from 1922-1925. They were made by members of the Pende ethnic group, a Bantu people that live in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.;Sifters of this type were used by Pende people to sift meal made from ground millet and cassava root.
Date:
1925
Materials:
Natural Fiber
Dimensions:
17.5" h 6" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Mr. Raphael Valentine
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Pende Ethnic Group

Valentine, Mr. Raphael