Tutsi basketry (Rwanda, Burundi), known for its delicacy, variety of materials, uses and techniques, is now threatened. Small basketry is reserved for women and girls: mats, baskets, wall panels. Men build the houses and the fences.
These Agakoko trays are made according to the “Igihisi” technique of double basketry, also used for decorative panels. A fine basketry covers another coarser basketry. They are sewn on the edges. Agakoko are miniature winnowing baskets used to present gifts and offerings.
Material – Papyrus, bamboo
Diameter: 26 cm