Tonga Baskets - Colour Red (S30.36)


These solid-edged baskets are the apex of the basket maker’s art in Zimbabwe. The baskets start as a woven square and end up almost perfectly round. The design is very functional, as the baskets are used to winnow grain even today. The baskets are sometimes called “grandmother baskets” because few younger women are making them.

These baskets have a very good sustainability message as the makers use up discarded plastic to weave into the baskets which creates their colours. 

Sizes are as close as possible due to their hand made quality they will each vary slightly by a couple cm or so. 

25cm Diameter x 5cm deep approx 

 

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