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Old Tutsi Igeseke Basket

with Tall Conical Lid

Tribe Dynasty

Tutsi

Country Of Origin

Burundi?

Region

Great Lakes of Central Africa

Date

Before 1940

Size

42 cms (16½ ins)

Materials

Grass and other fibre

Technique

Basketry

Condition

Near perfect

This beautifully made old and robust Tutsi basket may well originate in Burundi and is in exceptional condition. It must have been collected close to the time of its manufacture during the colonial period and has clearly been well preserved since then. The design is an magnified version of that more often seen on some much smaller baskets. It is an excellent example of how less than fine basket bigger weaving can still produce a beautifully balanced aesthetic design - in the hands of a highly skilled basket-weaver.

Price

Price on request

Reference No

1776

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