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Basket Botswana Coiled Lidded African Art

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Title Basket Botswana Coiled Lidded African Art
Type of Object Basket
Country of Origin Botswana
People Unspecified
Materials papyrus Fibers
Approximate Age Contemporary
Dimensions 7 inches H. x 8 inches diam
Overall Condition Excellent , new
Damage/Repair None

Additional Information: A lidded coiled basket made from papyus fibers.

This basket is comparable to the Zulu beer basket known as an UKHAMBA, or ISCHUMO used to  home store brewed beer. 

The art of making basket has became one of the most lucrative activities for women in southern Africa . It has became  the main source of income for many women. Thus, more of these baskets are today produced  for commercial purpose. Traditionally such baskets were made to fill some household needs. 

Recommended Reading:

Bryan Sentance, Art of the Basket. Traditional Basketry From Around The World, Thames & Hudson, London, 2001

Ed Rossbach, Basket as Textile Art, Studio Vita, London, Sydney, Auckland, Toronto, Johannesburg

Jannie Van Heerden , Zulu Basketry, 2009