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Hausa Gourd Bowl Nigeria Engraved Tan African Art

Regular Price: $90.00

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Product #: 100934
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Title Hausa Gourd Bowl Nigeria Engraved Tan Africa
Type of Object Baskets
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Hausa
Materials Vegetal fiber
Approximate Age Contemporary
Dimensions 14.5 inches diameter x 7.5 inches deep
Overall Condition Good. These baskets are made in a tradition which has the outside smooth and the inside more rough or unfinished in appearance.
Damage/Repair Scrapes and chips on rim and in bowl


Additional information:  The Hausa women of Nigeria have  a long history as basket weavers. This bowl represents a modern alternative to the long used bowl baskets.  These bowls are carved from massive dried gourds and painted with light pigments.  

In the past decades, basketmaking has aswsumed new importance because, in addition to making baskets for use in the home, the sale of baskets has empowered women, supported families, paid school fees, and bought food.