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.