Tanzania

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Traditional Iringa Basket

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Traditional Iringa Basket

Traditional Iringa Basket

$195

Traditional Iringa Basket

Tanzania

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$195

These baskets are constructed of milulu grass and natural dyes.

Medium basket: 13" Height, 13" Diameter

Large Basket: 14" Height, 14" Diameter

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.