230313 - Antique Ethiopian Injerra leather basket - Ethiopia.


Antique Traditional Ethiopian injerra basket from leather.

Diameter 32 cm and more then 100 years old, leather are damaged, see the photo's.

Originated from Ethiopia, these baskets were used to carry their national dish, injera bread, a sourdough-risen flat bread with a slightly spongy texture. The outer part of the basket is covered with leather while the inner part are woven beautifully with fibers. The lid is secured with a leather strap that is woven through long leather loops attached to the side of the basket.