Basketry Top for Milk Pot  Umutemeri
Tutsi People
Burundi or Rwanda
Early 20th century
Sewn coiling, plant fiber, natural dye 
Height: 5 1/2 inches  14 cm
Diameter:4 inches     10 cm

The enormous cultural significance of milk in Rundi culture was the impetus behind the creation of magnificent woven lids for numerous milk pots arrayed in the home, each a work of individual artistry.

Brought to Belgium by 1935 as part of a large collection of Tutsi ethnography