Zulu Ilala Palm Baskets
We carry a wide range of traditional ilala palm Zulu baskets from South Africa. Most are Ukhamba baskets, which are among the best known handmade baskets in the world. These stunning pot-shaped baskets are hand-woven from a local wetland grass and ilala palm leaves, and are dyed with extracts from leaves, roots, wood ash, and other natural materials found locally. We also carry Zulu herb baskets, which are pot-shaped as well, but are smaller and more loosely woven than the Ukhamba baskets.