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Tanzania & Rwanda Baskets

Solid Black Iringa Baskets

Swahili Modern


  • These durable, solidly constructed baskets are woven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania.

    Dyed to a rich black, the baskets are useful in every room of the home and can be rinsed with water as needed. Size: (approximately) Sm: 10-11"D x 11"T Med: 12-13"D x 12"T Lrg: 14-15"D x 13" T.

  • Home of the Hehe people, the city of Iringa is situated 300 miles from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and stretches along a hilltop overlooking the Ruaha River to the south. Iringa is famous for its woven baskets made from local reeds. The baskets are an important source of income for the 100,000 population town and are used across Tanzania and exported worldwide.

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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