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Tanzanian Iringa Grass Baskets with Black Accents

Swahili Modern


  • These striking striped baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. Each basket includes accent bands of black-dyed grass.

    The all-natural baskets are very durable and can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed.

    Approximate sizes: Small 11" tall x 10-11" diameter. Medium 12-13" tall x 12" diameter. Large 14-15" tall x 13" diameter. Please expect up to a 2" size variance; this allows baskets to be nested together when shipping from Tanzania.

    Because these baskets are handmade, design placement will vary.

  • 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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