Nigerian Hausa Baskets Bowls


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The Hausa women of Nigeria have a long history as basket weavers. In the past decades, basketmaking has assumed new importance because, in addition to making baskets for use in the home, the sale of baskets has empowered women, supported families, paid school fees, and bought food. Baskets are made in the Hausa tradition so the top is smooth and the underside is rougher and more unfinished in appearance.

  • Material: Vegetal fiber, straw
  • Made in: Nigeria
  • People: Hausa
  • Approximate age: Contemporary
  • Dimensions: 9-12 inch diameter; 5-6 inches height.

Picture is an example. Yours will be similar. There is slight variation in size, shape, and style.


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