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Rust Iringa Milulu Grass Baskets from Tanzania


  • Featured in Vogue Living, these durable baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania.

    Tanzanian craftswomen, who have spent decades working with milulu, weave intricate, rust-colored stripes into each basket's design.

    Even though they are all-natural, the baskets are very durable and can be rinsed with cool water as needed. Size: Sm: 11"T x 11"D Med: 12"T x 12"D Lrg: 13"T x 13" D. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, each may 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.

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