This striking handmade porcupine basket is from Zimbabwe. It is made from Ilala Palm leaves that have been folded into spikes on the outside of the basket, with a cross-hatch weave on the inside. Although the palm leaves aren't very hard or sharp, caution should be used around pets or small children. This beautiful African basket stands out as a wastepaper basket or kindling holder, and is approximately 11" x 11". It is the natural, off-white color of the dried ilala palm leaves. As each one is handmade from natural materials, individuals baskets may vary slightly from the one shown in the image.
About the brand: Handcrafts Zimbabwe is a small business in Harare, Zimbabwe that retails and exports high quality local crafts, with a special emphasis on traditional basketry.