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Tutsi Agaseki (Coil Sewn Basket)

1965-1999
Sisal, Papyrus reed, Dye

8 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in. (21.59 cm x 11.43 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.16.26.a-b
Geography: Africa, Uganda, Kigezi
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Baskets
Culture/Nationality: Tutsi, Ugandan, East African, African
Collection: Kilbride Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • basketmaking - Process of creating containers made of twigs, rushes, thin strips of wood, or other flexible material woven together.
  • East African - Styles and cultures of the eastern area of Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, that together with the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia) make up Eastern Africa.
  • grain - General term for the small, hard seeds of various species in different genera of the grass family Poaceae, used as cereal plants, such as wheat, rice, corn, rye, or oats.
  • Tutsi - Describes works produced by the African people of the same name living mainly in Burundi and Rwanda, including traditional crafts of weaving, pearl bead-making, and basketry. The Tutsi monarchy had rich traditions of dynastic poetry and courtly music. The Tutsi are an ethnic group of probable Nilotic origin who came into the area in the 14th or 15th century. They were nomadic herders and warriors who gradually dominated the resident Hutu through generally peaceful infiltration and the establishment of a feudal system headed by the Tutsi king and aristocracy, at the same time adopting the Hutu's Bantu languages. The European colonial period created tensions between the two groups that remain problematic.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • The Philip L. Kilbride Memorial Exhibition Bryn Mawr College , Apr 5, 2013 – Jul 25, 2014

  • Owner Name: Gift of Philip Kilbride, Professor of Anthropology
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Acquisition Method: Purchased/Collected
    Ownership Start Date: Last quarter 20th century
    Ownership End Date: 1999


Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • Tom Phillips, ed. Africa: The Art of a Continent (Munich; London; New York: Prestel Verlag and Royal Academy of Arts, 1999), 158. Figure Number: 2.44a
  • Marc Ginzberg, African Forms: The Traditional Design and Function of Objects (London, England: Thames & Hudson, 2000), 111.
  • Ezio Bassani and Michael Bockemühl. The Power of Form (Milan, Italy: Skira Editore, 2002), 256-257. Figure Number: 112
  • Minister of Culture and Community Development, Uganda Crafts: Kampala (Kampala, Uganda: Ministry of Culture and Community Development, 1965), 3, 24. Figure Number: W8

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Tom Phillips, ed. Africa: The Art of a Continent (Munich; London; New York: Prestel Verlag and Royal Academy of Arts, 1999), 158.
  • Marc Ginzberg, African Forms: The Traditional Design and Function of Objects (London, England: Thames & Hudson, 2000), 111.
  • "The Met Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History." Tutsi Basketry (Accessed April 12, 2020): https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/tuts/hd_tuts.htm.
  • Ezio Bassani and Michael Bockemühl. The Power of Form (Milan, Italy: Skira Editore, 2002), 256.
  • Minister of Culture and Community Development, Uganda Crafts: Kampala (Kampala, Uganda: Ministry of Culture and Community Development, 1965), 3, 24. Figure Number: W8

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