Andres Moraga

Tutsi Beaded Bottle

Tutsi

Rwanda

13 x 4 inches (33 x 10 cm)

DESCRIPTION

Prestige or Display Beaded Bottle. Tutsi People, Rwanda. 1930s-1950s Imported glass bottle wrapped with a mesh of glass beads strung with cotton thread. The vibrant tradition of beaded glassware, which speaks to a brilliant adaptation and fusion of indigenous forms and foreign influences in Rwanda and Burundi, was a colonial innovation rooted in traditional Tutsi basketry and patterning that met the same needs for prestige display and gift-giving.

CONDITION

Excellent

Provenance

Alain Guisson, Brussels

DATE

1930-1950

Dimensions

13 x 4 inches (33 x 10 cm)

PRICE

USD $

1800

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