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Ethiopian Injera Basket

Ethiopian Injera Basket

Price: SOLD
Ref: 10309

Dating from the first half of the 20th century, a truly delightful Injera* basket from Ethiopia. The round basket is intricately and tightly woven with a raised boss at its centre whilst the underside is covered in a layer of hide now, through use, patinated to a rich red/brown colour.  The piece is fitted with a loop for carrying or hanging. Such baskets were often given as a gift to a bride on her marriage and were a highly prized possession, being used in the daily ritual of sharing food as well as for storage.  A lovely item, full of character remaining  in very good condition. 

* Injera is a yeast -risen flatbread  with a unique, slightly spongy texture.  It is torn up and used with the right hand to scoop up stews and sometimes salads, so is simultaneously food, a utensil and plate as. Traditionally made out of teff  flour ,   it is a national dish in Ethiopia .

H: 8cm (3.1")   W: 38cm (15.0")   

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