Beer strainer

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Label Text
This type of beer strainer is used by southern African peoples to remove the sprouted millet from the beer when it is poured from the large ceramic pot used as a vat. It fits into the neck of the vessel and the beer flows through the weave, leaving the dregs behind. The strainer can then be wrung out to extract the remaining beer.
Beer strainer composed of woven grass-like plant fiber tube, gathered at one end and bound with twisted plant fiber cord.
Provenance
Volkmar Wentzel, Washington, D.C., -- to 1980
Topic
Household
National Museum of African Art
Swazi artist
Credit Line
Gift of Volkmar Wentzel
Medium
Plant fiber
Dimensions
H x W x D: 64 x 18.8 x 4.3 cm (25 3/16 x 7 3/8 x 1 11/16 in.)
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Geography
Swaziland
Late 20th century
Type
Tool and Equipment
Object number
80-8-1