Size: approximately 20 cm wide x 15 cm high
Antique (banana beer) mug from the Chaga tribe in Tanzania.
These mugs are perfect to add some lived-in feeling into your home. Use them as a set on top of a dresser or little table, or stack one on a pile of books. All of the mugs are unique in design and size, please contact us via the chat button if you would like to receive pictures before purchasing.
The Chaga (or Chagga) tribe lives on the slopes and around Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. They are bantu speaking indigenous Africans and the third largest ethnic group in Tanzania. Their relative wealth comes from the favorable climate of the area and successful agricultural methods, which include extensive irrigation systems, terracing, and continuous organic fertilization methods practiced for thousands of years. Although bananas are their staple food, they also cultivate various crops, including yams, beans and maize. In agricultural exports, they are best known for their Arabica coffee.