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Hausa Wood Bowl Nigeria Engraved Brown African Art

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Title Hausa Wood Bowl Nigeria Engraved Brown African Ar t
Type of Object Baskets
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Hausa
Materials Wood
Approximate Age Contemporary
Dimensions Height: 8 Inches
Width: 15 Inches
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 Indigenous repairs, cracks and chips

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.