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Uganda Basket Bowl Coiled African Art

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Title Uganda Basket Bowl Coiled African Art
Type of Object Basket
Country of Origin Uganda
People Unspecified
Materials Plant fibers
Approximate Age Contemporary
Dimensions Height: 3 Inches
Width: 12 Inches
Overall Condition Good


 Additional Information: An open coiled basket made from papyrus plants. Picture is an example, yours will be very similar.  


The art of making basket has became one of the most lucrative activities for women in Uganda . 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. Large open baskets such as this were used to carry foodstuffs or farm products or to store products.


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