Coil-sewn baskets (agaseki) with conical lids were made by Tutsi women of the aristocracy. The fine coil sewing and the precisely worked-out spiral patterns, many of which have names, were time-consuming and called for exact calculations in the stitc
8 in (W) x 12 in (L) x 4 in (H)
a private gallery in New York City specializing in African art. Amyas Naegele, the proprietor, fabricates custom mounts for three-dimensional objects of all kinds, restores ethnographic art, and offers traditional African objects for sale.