Vintage Makenge Baskets

Handwoven in Zambia, these baskets are made from the roots of the Makenge bush.  Each basket takes an estimated two months to create. The fiber is the tough root of a local bush that has been boiled and dyed with natural plant dyes. They are so durable, the baskets can last up to 100 years.  In daily life, married women use these baskets to winnow grain, store roots or food, or decorate their homes by hanging the basket on the wall.  Some of the  baskets features unique, one-of-a-kind patterns that convey messages of beauty, marriage and family.  

 Size:      Medium - $130.00
                Large      - $150.00

 


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