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An Unexpected Purchase of Antique Makenge Baskets

February 07, 2015

This week we purchased a large collection of rare, antique makenge baskets from a collector in Zambia. These are very special baskets, often considered collector's items, and have great meaning and history. The tradition is for new brides in the Upper Zambesi region of Zambia to receive the beautiful yet practical gif of a makenge root basket as a wedding gift. The heirloom is so durable that the same basket can be used and passed down in the family for over 100 years! Many of the baskets we received will need some repairs, but most are in pristine shape. We can't wait to show them to you!   Once we sort through and repair the baskets, they will be offered on the site. These...

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