Basketry Top for Milk Pot   Imiteri
Tutsi People, Rwanda or Burundi
Late 19th or early 20th century
Sewn coiling, plant fibers, natural dyes
6.25 ins. high by 5 ins. diameter at the base. (16 x 12.5 cm)

Among the oldest examples of Tutsi basketry to have survived, these rare pieces were used as covers on wood milk containers. The enormous cultural significance of milk in Rundi culture was the impetus behind the creation of magnificent woven lids for the numerous milk pots arrayed in the home, each a work of individual artistry.

Price on request

 

Andres Moraga
moraga@lmi.net
andresmoraga.com
510-717-9149

Andres Moraga :: Basketry Top for Milk Pot, Tutsi People
Andres Moraga :: Basketry Top for Milk Pot, Tutsi People
Andres Moraga :: Basketry Top for Milk Pot, Tutsi People