Screen for Alcove, Wall or Shelf;  Insika
Tutsi or Hutu people
Rwanda and Burundi
Early 20th century
Plant fibers
106 x 48 cm  ( 41 3/4" x 19" )

This is the finest Tutsi screen we have ever seen.
The fiber has a sheen which along with the vibrant repeating design gives it a resplendent quality.
From a colonial Belgian collection. 

See Weaving Abstraction, by Vanessa Drake Moraga, pages 194-195
The Textile Museum, Washington DC, 2011


Tutsi Screen