This Zulu herb canister basket is approximately 5" high and 9" in diameter at the opening. It has a zig zag pattern in black, taupe and cream; and has a lid attached to the basket with fiber. This fair trade African basket is hand-woven from Ilala palm leaves, and dyed with extracts from local vegetation. Baskets like these are traditionally used by the Zulu people for storing both culinary and medicinal herbs. If you purchase this Zulu herb basket you will receive the exact one pictured. Only one is available. It is handmade in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.
About the brand: Ilala Weavers is a family-owned business located in the Kwazulu Natal region of South Africa. Founded in the early 1970s, it is now the largest wholesaler of handwoven crafts in South Africa, specializing in traditional Zulu baskets but also carrying beadwork, handmade paper products, and other crafts. It has played an important role in preserving and promoting traditional Zulu weaving skills.