Igiseke
Large Basket for Storing Grains
Burundi
First half of 20th century
Sewn Coiling, plant fibers, chemical dye
Height: 27"  Diameter: 15"  (69 x 38 cm)

The basket incorporates several known motifs. Yet it shows an idiosyncratic touch and imaginative reworking of the communal stock of geometric and linear forms that characterizes the most exceptional baskets.

From a Belgian colonial era collection. 

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