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200914 - Large Rare Antique Ethiopian Harari Woven Grass Basket - Ethiopia.


Large Antique Ethiopian Harari Woven Grass Basket Leather Trim Cowrie Shell 51 cm and this basket comes from teh early 20th century and is more then 100 years old.
Very large early antique Ethiopian Harari Basket, an original high art form from the African city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia. This Harari basket is huge at 51 cm diameter, a shallow bowl form with footed base.
Coil built of reeds and woven natural dyed grasses as the design. Vivid decorative geometric pattern in red, black, and sienna.
Leather bound foot and rim with space for four straps decorated with three applied cowrie shells each. All of the cowrie shells are still in place.
Shows some wear in leather trimmed areas. No holes or tears in the basket