Ethiopian Umbilical Baskets

Ethiopian Umbilical Baskets

125.00

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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