Large Brown & Natural Wall Basket 38cm dia
Bring a sense of ethical luxe to your home with an intricately woven wall platter from the baTonga people of Zimbabwe. Each Tonga basket is one-of-a-kind, woven in shades of white and natural palm.
Although these wall platters make striking wall art alone and when hung together in a group, these shallow woven baskets can also be used for fruit and bread, or for displaying jewellery, soaps or hand towels. Traditionally, these baskets were (and are still) used for winnowing grains.
These Tonga wall baskets are handwoven from ilala palm and hand dyed using natural dyes. White and natural tones and complex geometric designs characterise this collection, which can take several days to complete due to their extremely complex designs.
Bringing home a Tonga wall platter is an act of support for the baTonga weaving community, enabling many women to send their children to school for the first time.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary slightly from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN ZIMBABWE
Material: Ilala Palm
Dimensions: Diameter 38cm