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Large Prestige Basket

Tutsi, Rwanda - SOLD

Large Prestige Basket. Tutsi Culture, Rwanda

The distinctive sculptural form of this large fibre basket - woven with the same double-layer igihisi structure used to create Tutsi wall screens - is an expression of the Tutsi aesthetic. There is a beautiful sense of movement to the two-toned appearance of the basket, in which the darker and lighter fibre strands have been woven in opposite directions, creating an interlocking configuration of triangular patterns. The dark-coloured design provides a striking contrast against the natural pale gold colour of the grass fibre.

Estimated Period: 1930's

Ex Private Collection, Belgium

H:38 cm

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