We're veering from the norm and offering USED baskets, but these are no ordinary baskets. In time-honored tradition, new brides in the Upper Zambezi region of Zambia receive a beautiful yet practical gift: a makenge root wedding basket. The heirloom is so durable that the same basket can be used and passed down in the family for over 100 years!
We have a limited selection of beautiful antique makenge baskets, collected from rural Zambian villages. Each basket has been repaired for continued use with bundles of corn husk, creating unique patterns. Each basket is one-of-a-kind and clearly shows years of service.
⟡ Virtuous Handicrafts is an online retailer of carefully curated, fair trade products from around the world. This particular basket is imported by Swahili Imports, a wonderful group who partners directly with the people who created this basket. ⟡
Designs will vary.
Size: 17-19" diameter, 3-6" tall
Materials: Makenge roots, natural dye, corn husk
Handmade in Zambia