Traditional Iringa Basket

Traditional Iringa Basket

Traditional Iringa Basket

Traditional Iringa Basket

Multiple Sizes
Contemporary Handmade
Tanzania
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This basket is created by the women of the agricultural Hehe tribe of south-central Tanzania. Woven from milulu grass,... READ MORE

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Contemporary Handmade
Tanzania

This basket is created by the women of the agricultural Hehe tribe of south-central Tanzania. Woven from milulu grass, a local reed-like swamp grass, and natural dyes, Iringa baskets are traditionally used as storage containers in the home or to carry produce to markets. The women first collect the milulu grass from riverbanks, then the grass is dyed and dried in the sun before weaving. The weave can be open and lacey, or it can be tight enough to contain liquids.

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These baskets are constructed of milulu grass and natural dyes.

Medium basket: 13" Height, 13" Diameter

Large Basket: 14" Height, 14" Diameter

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*Please note that as unique, handmade art, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.

Provenance

This basket is created by the women of the agricultural Hehe tribe of south-central Tanzania. Woven from milulu grass, a local reed-like swamp grass, and natural dyes, Iringa baskets are traditionally used as storage containers in the home or to carry produce to markets. The women first collect the milulu grass from riverbanks, then the grass is dyed and dried in the sun before weaving. The weave can be open and lacey, or it can be tight enough to contain liquids.