These baskets are handcrafted by talented women in rural Zambia using carefully harvested makenge tree roots and natural plant dyes. In rural Zambia near victoria falls, a wedding basket is a woman’s most useful and valuable possession. In everyday life she may choose to use it practically to winnow grain and to collect and store harvested roots and rice, or to beautify her home by hanging it on a wall. The beauty and durability of Zambian wedding baskets is no accident. Meticulously harvesting the roots of the makenge bush is truly an art form of its own, and once roots are found, they are boiled until soft and colored with natural plant dyes.
Sold singly in assorted colors and patterns. Because this is a handmade each will vary slightly.
Size: 16-17"D x 2"T.
Materials: makenge roots, natural dye.
Made in Zambia