Woven from the tough fiber of the makenge root, these rare wedding baskets are gifted to a new bride by her mother or in-laws, and 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 15-17"D. Please note that the baskets will show signs of wear.
To see all of our current inventory, visit http://www.swahilimodern.com/collections/zambian-makenge-baskets
Delicious and pure, African Bronze Honey unlike any honey available in North America. The honey is rich, dark, and malty while boasting antioxidants and micro-nutrients. It is produced by traditional beekeepers using bark hives from wild forest bees from the pristine wilderness at the headwaters of the Zambezi River in Zambia.
Pesticide free, organic, sustainable. Measures 500g.
The African Bronze Honey Project is a for-profit, social enterprise B Corp, partnered with Forest Fruits of Zambia, committed to sustainable practice and preserving traditional heritage while creating economic opportunity for independent beekeepers and their families. Today, there are over 6,000 beekeepers trained and over 800 tonnes of organic, raw, wild honey exported every year.
This stylish yet highly useful bag, printed in a vibrant African-inspired cotton, is a great tote for your weekend trip, the beach, around the town, or even used as a fashionable diaper bag. It is finished with handy net pockets with bright contrasting neon zips for extra storage and sturdy webbing straps.
Measures 14"W x 6"W x 16"T (to top of bag) and 22"L (to top of handle).
The Nigerian-based Eclectic Chique works with female artisans to handcraft accessories that embody African heritage with a modern flair, using inspiration from vibrant designs and traditional printed fabric patterns.
Crafted in rural Zambia, these rare antique baskets are woven from the tough fiber of the makenge root and gifted to a new bride by her mothers or in-laws. They are passed down from generation to generation.
These beautiful baskets, considered to be collector's items, can be up to 50 years old. Though "used," the baskets' age increases their value and guarantees more character in design.
To see all of our current inventory, please visit http://www.swahilimodern.com/collections/zambian-makenge-baskets