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Tutsi Agaseke Double Layered Basket

Tribe Dynasty

Tutsi

Country Of Origin

Rwanda or Burundi

Region

Great Lakes of Central Africa

Date

1st half 20th Century

Size

15 cms (6 ins)

Materials

Grass and other fibre

Condition

Excellent condition

This basket has an unusual and interesting structure. The interior layer is patterned but the exterior layer covers the design. The exterior layer is composed of two elements, vertical flat fibre strips which rise up the sides of the basket and a horizontal layer that carries the design. The two layers are stitched together and attached to the core basket with cotton thread.

Price

Price on request

Reference No

1778

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