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Igeseke Tutsi Basket

with minimal design

Tribe Dynasty

Tutsi

Country Of Origin

Rwanda or Burundi

Region

Great Lakes of Central Africa

Size

31 cms (12ΒΌ ins) Height

Materials

Grass and other fibre

Technique

Basketry

Condition

Minor damage to rim

Most igeseke baskets have a function beyond the decorative. There are large sturdy baskets for storing food stuffs and smaller baskets for any number of personal and valuable items. This basket falls into the second group, it is finely woven and decorative but would still have had a utilitarian function. It is minimally decorated with three vertical bands of zigzags.

Price

Price on request

Reference No

2115

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