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Prestige Milk or Beer Gourd with Basketry Neck

Tribe Dynasty

Tutsi

Country Of Origin

Rwanda or Burundi

Region

Great Lakes of Central Africa

Date

Early 20th century

Size

20 cms (8 ins)

Materials

Gourd and fiber

Technique

Carved and scorched

This carved and scorched gourd shows the geometric patterning common to Tutsi baskets. The zigzag motifs encircle the gourd with an addition of star-bursts to enliven the design. There is a basketry neck lashed on by fiber strips that pass through narrow slits in the neck of the gourd.

Price

Price on request

Reference No

700

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