African Makenge Basket #7

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  • Depth: Approximately 2"
  • Diameter: Approximately 17"
  • Color: Natural, Charcoal
  • Country of Origin: Zambia

Makenge baskets are used to winnow maize in some rural areas of Zambia. They are woven from the roots of the Makenge bush, which can be harvested without killing the plant. The baskets are so rigid as to resemble wood in look and feel, and are durable enough to last for generations. This basket is approximately 17" x 2", and is natural and charcoal colored.

If you order this basket you will receive the precise one seen in the image. Only one is available.

About the brand: African Creative was founded in 2004 in Cape Town, South Africa by a local musician seeking to link local artisans to global markets. The business is based on fair trade principles, artistic collaboration, and entrepreneurial empowerment. It specializes in high quality bead and wire art. In 2013 African Creative launched The Locked Horn Project to raise funds to combat rhinoceros poaching, and it is a supporter of SANCCOB, a South African non-profit organization that works to conserve marine life.

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