Decorative Wedding Baskets from Zambia

$ 96.00

Decorative Wedding Baskets from Zambia is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.

These baskets are handcrafted by the women of Bridget's village in Zambia using tough makenge roots and natural dyes. 

We are thrilled to present new makenge wedding baskets from Bridget Meyer, former owner of Toka Imports. 

Origin: Zambia

Size: 16-17"D x 2"T

Materials: Makenge roots, natural dye

Note due to handmade nature each basket is unique, colors and patterns will vary. 

About the baskets:

In rural Zambia near Victoria Falls, a wedding basket is a Toka woman’s most useful and valuable possession. In everyday life she may choose to use it practically--to winnow grain and to collect and store harvested roots and rice, or to beautify her home by hanging it on a wall.

The beauty and durability of Zambian wedding baskets is no accident. Meticulously harvesting the roots of the Makenge bush is truly an art form of its own, and once roots are found, they are boiled until soft and colored with natural plant dyes. Only the most skilled Toka craftswomen are able to weave these baskets, and each adds one-of-a-kind patterns conveying messages of beauty, marriage and family.

Sold singly in assorted colors and patterns. Because this is a handmade item, each will vary slightly.

About the baskets:

In rural Zambia near Victoria Falls, a wedding basket is a Toka woman’s most useful and valuable possession. In everyday life she may choose to use it practically--to winnow grain and to collect and store harvested roots and rice, or to beautify her home by hanging it on a wall.

The beauty and durability of Zambian wedding baskets is no accident. Meticulously harvesting the roots of the Makenge bush is truly an art form of its own, and once roots are found, they are boiled until soft and colored with natural plant dyes. Only the most skilled Toka craftswomen are able to weave these baskets, and each adds one-of-a-kind patterns conveying messages of beauty, marriage and family.

Sold singly in assorted colors and patterns. Because this is a handmade item, each will vary slightly.

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