Small Solid Black Iringa Basket from Tanzania


Small 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 small 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. Small basket measures 10" in diameter and 11" 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.