GOURD BASKETS (SOLD) - ZIMBABWE / ZAMBIA
Origin: ZIMBABWE
Materials: Woven Ilala plam leaves
Description:

The Binga are one of Zimbabwe’s basket weaving communities living in the remote Binga district – home to the displaced baTonga people. Traditionally, the flat Tonga baskets are used for carrying maize or sorghum from the fields and winnowing grain.

Tonga baskets have found an international market in art and design which brings in much-needed revenue. The range of baskets with designs inspired by nature depicts the cultural values of the weavers. Learned during  family apprenticeship, basket weaving techniques have enabled women to send their children to school. 

Natural and locally harvested materials – such as wild grasses, small vines, and palm leaves dyed with tree bark – are used to make the baskets.

Description:

The Binga are one of Zimbabwe’s basket weaving communities living in the remote Binga district – home to the displaced baTonga people. Traditionally, the flat Tonga baskets are used for carrying maize or sorghum from the fields and winnowing grain.

Tonga baskets have found an international market in art and design which brings in much-needed revenue. The range of baskets with designs inspired by nature depicts the cultural values of the weavers. Learned during  family apprenticeship, basket weaving techniques have enabled women to send their children to school. 

Natural and locally harvested materials – such as wild grasses, small vines, and palm leaves dyed with tree bark – are used to make the baskets.

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Dimensions:

50 D x 35-40 H cm

(Sizes may vary slightly)