Songye Basket

Songye Basket
Angola
First quarter of 20th century

The top part lifts from the bottom, made with strips of wicker and other natural fiber, vegetal dyes
A similar basket (without the handle) is in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History in NY, acquired in 1907

The basket is in perfect condition.
14" High x 9" diameter  (36 cm x 20 cm) 

From an old Belgian collection

 

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Songye Basket