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Makenge Antique Wedding Basket from Zambia

Swahili Modern

01-ZAMBIA-4_86

  • These rare antique wedding baskets, woven from the tough fiber of the makenge root, earns its unique design from repairs made through years of use and are gifted to a new bride by her mother or in-laws. They are traditionally passed down from generation to generation.

    The baskets are considered to be collector's items can be up to 50 years old. The baskets' age increases their value and guarantees more character, including raised grass designs.

    Measures 17-19"D. Please note that the baskets will show signs of wear.

Vendor: Swahili Modern



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