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Hausa Wood Bowl Nigeria Engraved Brown African Art

Regular Price: $150.00

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Product #: 122047
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Title Hausa Wood Bowl Nigeria Engraved Brown Africa
Type of Object Baskets
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Hausa
Materials Wood
Approximate Age Contemporary
Dimensions Height: 7 Inches
Width: 13 Inches
Overall Condition Fair
Damage/Repair Cracks, chips and a well worn patina


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.