Ethiopian Umbilical Baskets

Ethiopian Umbilical Baskets


These are authentic woven Ethiopian Umbilical Baskets woven in Ethiopia. Hard to judge when exactly they were made, they were probably made between 35-75 years ago.

"After a child is born, the umbilical cord is placed in this basket and ceremoniously buried in the earth, continuing the life-death cycle". A truly unique gift for an expectant mother....or to add to your collection of African handcrafted goods.

I have to confess that I originally thought that these baskets were penis protectors but I was wrong again! I've seen similar handwoven cod pieces made like these. 

The basket measures 9 1/2" x 4 1/2".

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