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Ndebele 'butternut' basket

Ndebele 'butternut' basket
Ndebele 'butternut' basket
Ndebele 'butternut' basket
€119,00 Incl. tax
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These beautiful hand-woven baskets are named after the Ndebele tribe who live in Zimbabwe, more specifically in the Lupane District. Read the story..

Material:
Ilala Palm
Origin:
Zimbabwe
Dimension:
H38 x Ø30cm
Designer:
Local people
2-8 days depending on region

The story

This gourd basket is woven by Ndebele weavers from Zimbabwe, by using fibres of the palm tree. Mostly the youngest leaves are used for weaving these baskets. The soft leaves are cooked to bleach them and making them flexible. After that they are dried in the shade. Ready to weave!

Binky, a designer from South-Africa, designed these basket during a workshop in Zimbabwe. She encouraged the weavers to create a shape that reminds them of their cooking clay pots. They needed a big amount of encouragement to convince themselves that these shapes were what Binky wanted. The designer calls it 'the garlic basket'. The baskets are unique and contemporary eye-catchers!

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