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Open Weave Iringa Baskets from Tanzania

  • New in 2016, these unique baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania.

    The baskets feature an open weave design gives them a beautiful lacy appearance. All-natural and un-dyed, the baskets can be rinsed with water as needed.

    Sm: 8"D x 8"T. Med: 10"D x 10"T. Lrg: 14"D x 12"T. Fair trade.

  • 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.

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