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Ugandan Palm Reed Basket with Lid

Palm reeds

10.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 in. (26.67 x 16.51 x 16.51 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.16.19
Geography: Africa, Uganda
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Baskets
Culture/Nationality: Possibly Longo, Ugandan, East African
Collection: Kilbride Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • basketmaking - Process of creating containers made of twigs, rushes, thin strips of wood, or other flexible material woven together.
  • East African - Styles and cultures of the eastern area of Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, that together with the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia) make up Eastern Africa.
  • palm fiber - Fiber obtained from the palm plant. Among its numerous uses, such as the making of baskets, mats, and rope, it is used for securing mangrove poles in the framework of African houses.
  • reed - General term for material comprising the leaves and stems of various tall, stiff, wetland grasses of various genera in the order Poales. Used for construction and thatching roofs.
  • Ugandan - The style and culture of the central African State, Uganda.

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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • The Philip L. Kilbride Memorial Exhibition Bryn Mawr College , Apr 5, 2013 – Jul 25, 2014

  • Owner Name: Gift of Philip Kilbride, Professor of Anthropology
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Acquisition Method: Purchased/Collected
    Ownership Start Date: Last quarter 20th century
    Ownership End Date: 1999

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