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Vintage Borana Water Container with Lid from Kenya/Somalia

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Hard-to-find tribal piece from the Borana Peoples who are located in Eastern Africa. This attractive water container is made out of tightly woven jute fiber, composed of both the container and a tapered lid, and has an interior lined with black tree resin.

The Oromo peoples of East Africa are a semi-nomadic group and the Borana are a sub-group, found mostly in Kenya and Somalia. These water jugs are a crucial and central element for their survival.

This is a very unique mid-century work of ethnographic handicraft. It comes with a new custom acrylic ring making it perfect for display in a commercial or residential setting. With its neutral/brown and rustic/organic appearance, it would be at home in a Coastal, Rustic, Wabi-Sabi or Organic Modern setting.  

Place of Origin: Kenya/Somalia

Date of Manufacture: mid-20th Century

Condition: Excellent  

Wear: Consistent with age and use. Please refer to photos.

Dimensions: 

Basket: 16.5 in. H X 9.5 in. Diam., (Mouth) 6.25 in. Diam.

Ring: 5 in. Diam. X 1 in. H / Total: 17.25 in. H

Vintage Borana Water Container with...

Regular Price
$595.00
Sale Price
$595.00
Regular Price
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Unit Price
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