Vintage Woven Cho Cho Basket with Wire Work from the Borana People of Southern Ethiopia
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Vessels like this were handcrafted by the Borana people often using a combination of wire, straw and mud. They were primarily used to serve drinks to guests.
• Woven Palm Leaf Straw
• Reinforced with Indigenous Tree Bark to Make the Vessel Watertight
• Intricately Woven Wire Patterning at Exterior
• Hand Stitched Edging at Opening of Vessel
• Smoky Aroma Due to Ceremonial Cleaning Process
• Removable Lid; Served as a Drinking or Serving Cup
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% Palm Leaf Straw, Metal and Indigenous Tree Bark
Size: Approx. 11" L x 11" W x 21" H
Origin: Made in Southern Ethiopia