African Tribal Art - Plates (Agakoko), Tutsi People, Rwanda

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Presentation plate (agakoko)
Tutsi people, Rwanda
Fine grass strands, black dye from boiled banana flowers 
5" (12.7 cm) to 4.5" (11.4 cm) in diameter
Mid 20th century
These small finely woven plates were presented as gifts at weddings and other special ceremonies. As reference, see pp. 158-159 "Art of the Continent".


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