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The city of Iringa is situated about 300 miles from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Home of the Hehe people, the town was originally built as a military base by the Germans in the 1890s as they sought to oppress the Hehe, led by the brave Chief Mkwawu.
Today, Iringa is a thriving city populated by over 100,000 people. Visitors en route to nearby Ruaha National Park enjoy the city's market, where one can find these traditional Iringa baskets in use and for sale. Woven from milulu grass, a reed-like swamp grass, Iringa baskets are an indispensable utility item in East Africa and around the world.
This basket was featured in American Vogue Living magazine recently. These basket attract a premium price but are well worth the money spent on them - they are extremely durable, fantastically simple in design which suits any decor and extremely well made. One of my absolute favourites!
Size: 9.5 - 1" tall x 10" in diameter.
hand woven grass basket
100% fair trade from Tanzania
muted "colours" which complement any room
use as storage in bathroom, living room, bedroom or waste paper basket in office