Very Finely Woven Tutsi Basket

$ 400.00

 H. 5¾"; D. 4"

An unusually finely woven Tutsi basket from Rwanda or Burundi in Africa with a spiraling design of elongated and joined parallelograms with stepped ends. The basket,woven of native fibers, is in perfect condition but is missing the tall conical lid it would have had originally. It has a dark, almost black design on a warm light brown background. The fineness of the weave and the form of the basket create a tactile appeal, almost asking you to hold it.  

c.  First Half 20th C.

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