Large Solid Black Iringa Basket from Tanzania.
Iringa is a region in Tanzania known for baskets made from Milulu grass. Milulu grass is a reed like grass that is grown locally in the Iringa region. Baskets are made by drying and dying milulu grass. These baskets are woven from black milulu grass. Milulu grass baskets can be reshaped by wetting the basket and moulding to the desired shape.
This is a large basket in solid black color. Most grass baskets are woven from natural grass and color dyed grass, but these baskets are unique as they are made from only black colored grass. Large basket measures 14" in diameter and 13" height. This is a handcrafted item, so product may vary slightly in color and craft from the images.
These baskets are made by an artisan co-operative in rural Tanzania.