Basketry Container
Yaka people
DR Congo  
First half of 20th century

Natural fibers and imported glass beads 

8 cm high x 10 cm diameter   (3 1/4" x 4" diameter)

From a colonial Belgian collection

This rare, and visually striking, container is embellished with beautiful colored beads and a narrow beaded strap.
The bottom sits on a pedestal that is also covered in beads 

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