Prestige or Display Bottle
Tutsi People, Rwanda
20th century
European glass bottle and beads, strung using cotton. A mesh is created around the shape of the bottle
13 inches high (33 cm) 

An unusually large bottle with a design used in baskets. Beaded bottles with a multiplicity of geometric designs were a decorative item in elegant Tutsi homes. From a Belgian private collection formed over several decades.

Price on request

 

Andres Moraga
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510-717-9149

Andres Moraga :: Prestige or Display Bottle, Tutsi People, Rwanda