Manioc Strainer Item Number: H2.86 from the MOA: University of British Columbia

Description

Tubular, lozenge-like vessel woven from thin strips of black and undyed stem (?). One end of the vessel is open, with a woven loop protruding from one side of the rim, while the other end is closed and has a loop bound with twined cord protruding from it.

History Of Use

Traditionally used to strain manioc pulp to remove toxic acid. One loop was hung from a tree branch, and the whole tube twisted to squeeze liquid out.

Narrative

Collected by Jacob Brno.