Tutsi Storage Basket, Rwanda

20th century
Natural fibers, unknown dye
27 1/2 inches high, 23 ins. at widest point
The top opening is  10 1/2 inches in diameter  
(70 x 58.5 x 27 cm)

The wedge weave used here was adopted from the technique used for weaving large decorative screens. This is the largest Tutsi basket we have ever seen.
From a Belgian collection

Price on request

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Berkeley, CA