Artfully elevating single-use plastic bags that would otherwise be discarded, skilled Batonga women in the Pemba and Monze districts of Zambia's Southern Plateau create graphic motifs woven into their baskets. The artisans weave each basket using wild twigs and locally-harvested palm leaves.
Winnowing baskets make a stunning wall display, and the sturdy baskets can also be used traditionally for harvesting and carrying.
Measures 14-16"D x 4"T. Baskets will be similar to the photos shown, but some variation is expected due to the handmade nature of this item.
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.