Baskets made by Eritrean traditional artist Rigat Tesfasion. In Eritrea, these baskets are valued as winnowing trays, food-storage and serving vessels, beer-making filters, jewelry boxes, and money banks. Eritrean baskets are traditionally made from natural fibers, but the war between Eritrea and Ethiopia has rendered these materials scarce.
Photo: Nate Miller
Africa | Basket from Ethiopia; possibly Adari people | Plant fiber and dye | ca. 1967
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#Zulu weaver Nomkhosi Nkosi lives in the farmlands of Zululand, South Africa. She regularly sends #BasketsOfAfrica her beautiful Ukhamba baskets with traditional patterns and geometric designs. Many of her baskets feature asymmetrical designs, so the patterns are different on every side. Her creations are warm and elegant and beautiful.
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