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Isichumo, 19th Century Zulu Basket

Tribe Dynasty

Zulu

Country Of Origin

South Africa

Date

19th century

Size

21 x 28 cms (8ΒΌ x 11 ins)

Materials

Palm leaf and other fibre

Technique

Coiled basketry

Condition

Excellent condition

Provenance

ex David Lewin Collection

This rare old basket is woven in the traditional shape of baskets used to store grain or beer. Odd though it may be to think of a fibre basket as a container for liquids, the fibre swells upon contact with the beer and becomes watertight. The elongated checker design covering the body and a starburst decorating the shoulder is done in two tones of brown.

Exhibitions

  • Southern Africa by Design. Clayarch Gimhae Museum. Korea. April 23 2007 - September 30 2007

Price

Price on request

Reference No

1956

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