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Creator Nationality: African
Creator Name-CRT: Nigeria
Title: Chicken Basket
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1979
Creation End Date: 1979
Creation Date: 1979
Creation Place: Nigeria, Africa
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Containers
Materials and Techniques: Fiber
Dimensions: Height: 15 1/8"; width: 18 1/2"
Description: Large conical openwork splint chicken basket with a flap door; thick splint warps crisscross on base, extend up tapering sides and join at pointed top; solid wickerwork over/under wefts on base and twined at top over two/under two; warps widely spaced on sides and stiffened with two wrapped splint hoops; a square opening at base with a woven splint flap attached to the highest reinforcing hoop; splints natural brown bamboo or plum; twisted fiber carrying cord on top.
AMICA Contributor: Brooklyn Children's Museum
Owner Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
ID Number: 79.17.1
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Rodney B. Wagner, 1979
Context: A basket with a flap door for carrying a chicken to or from market. Chickens are easy to transport only if they can see out of their container.
AMICA ID: BCM_.79.17.1
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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