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Large Barotse Basket with Avian Motif

Tribe Dynasty

Lozi or Rotse

Country Of Origin

Zambia

Date

Early 20th century

Size

25 x 30 cms (10 x 12 ins)

Materials

Mukenge root and fiber

Technique

Rod coiled

Barotse baskets are coiled from the thick strands of the mukenge root creating a sturdy, rigid basket. There are two sections of honeycomb lattice design on opposing sides of this basket linked by horizontal stripes emanating from the lattice. The lid is encircled with stylised avian motifs.

Price

Price on request

Reference No

1781

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