Rwandan Tutsi Tribe Circular Pattern Flat Fibre Basket

Antique and Vintage




Antique and Vintage Rwandan Tutsi Tribe Circular Pattern Flat Fibre Basket

• Hand-Woven
• Flat Basket
• Circular Pattern
• Originally Used to Transport Valued Foods & Other Valuable Objects

These baskets called Agaseki were made from vegetable fibers of sisal and papyrus trees (Nigwegwe). The grasses of these trees were soaked in the water for almost two weeks to make them soft. Then they were beaten with stones and dried. Earlier examples like this were made of the natural pale gold color of the fibers decorated with the patterns in black which came from boiling the root and seeds of the Urukamgi plant or the banana flowers.

Vintage and antique objects have experienced a full life before making their way to our stores. A vintage item of exceptional quality should not be viewed as brand new, as it shows signs of a lifetime, or several, being used and appreciated by its original makers. Evidence of this well-lived life may be visible in slightly distressed surfaces, variations in color and other unique imperfections.

Material: 100% Plant Fiber
Height: Approx. 1.75" H, 13.5" W
Origin: Rwanda, Burundi

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