Tightly woven natural fiber basket with lid from
Rwanda, called an Agaseke. Made from vegetable fibers of sisal and papyrus trees soaked in the water to make them soft, then pounded with stones and dried. Minor age wear, fading.
Using traditional methods, craftswomen in Rwanda weave beautifully
dyed sisal fibers and sweet grass to make this stunning one-of-a-kind basket, rich in cultural meaning and purpose. The sunburst pattern on this basket is known as the “hope” design. Reflected on ...