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Small Marigold Blooming Batonga Wall Basket

Swahili Modern


  • In the Pemba and Monze districts of Zambia's Southern Plateau, skilled Batonga women craft iconic baskets from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs.To update their classic designs with beautiful color, weavers tint the palm leaves with textile dye before weaving. These artfully handcrafted baskets make a great addition to any home decor. 

    Measures 15-16"D x 3-4"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, size and color may vary slightly. 

  • Famous for their basket weaving skills as well as their geometric designs, the Batonga women in the Pemba and Monze districts of Zambia's Southern Plateau create these baskets by first weaving palm leaves into a characteristic square to begin and then radiating outward to create dramatic patterns.

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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