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Old Hausa Flat Basket Nigeria 14 Inch

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Special Price $92.00 Regular Price $150.00
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Brand Unbranded
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Hausa
Materials Vegetal fiber
Approximate Age Mid 20th Century
Height (in) 14.75
Width (in) 14.75
Depth (in) .25
Overall Condition Fair. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair heavy staining on one side as shown. damaged edge

The Hausa women of Nigeria have a long history as basket weavers. 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.