Lot: 37686e vente aux enchères Tribal Art
|Provenance||Taille||Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation|
|collected in situ (1940)
American Private Collection
|H: 32,5 cm||
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diverse plant fibres, dyed in parts, good state of preservation;
traditionally these baskets are designed to have well-rounded bottoms and a curved wall which widens gently toward the sturdy rim. A conical cover crowns the object, and colourful patterns are woven into the sides. Their most distinctive feature is the elongated cylinder attached as a base, but since the basket is carried on the head, this impractical device is merely a status symbol. The more the owner is sure of her balancing act, the taller the cylinder becomes.