In the Pemba and Monze districts of Zambia's Southern Plateau, skilled Batonga women craft iconic baskets from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. To update their classic designs with beautiful color, weavers tint the palm leaves with textile dye before weaving. Subtly variegated tones give each basket even greater eye appeal.
⟡ 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. ⟡
Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.
Size: 22-23"D x 4"T
Materials: Palm leaves, twigs, dye
Materials: Palm Leaves, Twigs.