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Basket: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2008-05-13

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Tutsi basket weavers are some of the most skilled in Africa, and tiny vessels such as this one are virtuoso examples of their abilities. The smaller the basket, the more difficult it is to make, and thus the greater challenge to the artist. These diminutive containers were created to hold gifts, adding value to the present through their beauty and the time and care taken in their construction.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 21, 2009