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Ethiopian leather food basket

Ethiopian leather food basket

Regular price $545.00 $272.00 Sale

Woven grass with a leather outer covering. These baskets were commonly used in Ethiopia by the Oromo and other people as a kind of "lunch/hot box". They would fill them with "Njira", the type of pancakes eaten commonly in Ethiopia (along with "wat" or sauce) and these insulated baskets would keep the food warm for many hours, so it could be eaten at midday. The baskets usually have straps to tie them closed as well as to make carrying them easier. The leather becomes heavily patinated with extended use.

Size : 45 cm  Diameter x 25 cm H

*Artisan crafted and due to it's handmade nature no two alike. Variations are likely and celebrated.