Tutsi women of the ruling class created finely coiled baskets with cone shaped lids called Agaseki. This smaller, elegant Tutsi basket was given as as a gift in weddings and engagements in the Tutsi royal courts. These refined baskets were made of natural fibers of sisal and papyrus trees with a golden color incorporating zig-zag and triangle designs of natural dyes.

Origin: Rwanda
Time Period: Mid 20th c
Provenance: From a private American collection
Materials: Natural vegetable fibers of sisal and papyrus trees with dye from natural pigment
Dimensions:  9 1/2 in. Wide x 4 in. High
Condition: Appears in good condition with some ware on the rim
Inventory #A3385
Price: $140

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