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Iringa Milulu Baskets with Diagonal Black Stripes - Featured in New York Times

Swahili Modern


  • With accents of dyed black milulu grass, these durable baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. 

    Featured in the New York Times shopping guide, November 2019

  • Even though they are all-natural, the baskets are very durable and can be rinsed with water as needed.

    Size: [Small] 10"D x 11"T [Medium] 12-13"D x 12"T [Large] 14-15"D x 13"T.  Because this product is handmade, designs will vary slightly.

  • 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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