Beaded Basket [Object of the Day #86]

Basket

Basket

 

This incredibly decorated basket is from Djibouti, Africa. The object is intricately beaded with a combination of red, black, and white glass beads. The structure of the basket is made of raphia, a type of palm tree, and is adorned with several tassels ending in shells.

Penn Museum Object #2003-53-2

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