Vintage Carved Wood Oblong Container from the Borana People of Southern Ethiopia

Antique and Vintage




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The Borana People used these wooden containers to carry and store food items such as meat, milk, water, fat and grains. Many were carved using an adze. 

• Hand Carved Acacia Wood Container with Removable Lid
• Small Twin "Handles"
• Wooden Containers Such as this Were Smoked to Make them Waterproof
• This Vessel has a Mild Smoky Aroma and a Slightly Burnished Finish
• Base is Flat
• Hand Stitched Details Near Lip
• Cracks in Wood at Base are Naturally Formed Due to the Passage of Time
• Long Strip of Patchwork Repair at Back; Small Nails Have Been Used to Artfully Meld the Panel to the Wooden Form

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: Acacia Wood, Raffia, Leather
Size: Approx. 9.5" L x 9.5" W x 19" H
Origin: Made in Southern Ethiopia

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