Nongo Gourds are a delightful way to add an element of substance and texture to your home decor.
Dimensions (variations occur):
Small sits 25cm high (basket measures 33-38cm)
Medium sits 30cm high (basket measures 39-44cm)
Large sits 35cm high (basket measures 45-50cm)
XLarge sits 40cm high (basket measures 51-55cm)
Handwoven from ilala palm using a simple over and under weave, with some of the palm fronds organically dyed using plant-based substances to create the darker colours. Nongo gourds are traditionally finished with a dark brown herringbone edge trim.
Traditionally used to collect and store grain by the displaced Binga tribes in Zimbabwe, nongo gourds are now an interior designers delight. The villagers continue to use these pieces throughout their daily lives, but also gain incredible support to their livelihoods and communities by the baskets they are able to sell into the global marketplace.
Caring For Your Items:
Our beautiful pieces are made from natural fibres, so it's important to care for them correctly. Natural varnish can add a layer of protection. Read more about how to care for and rejuvenate your Malawi Cane here.
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Product imperfections can occur, and in fact are a celebrated feature of our handcrafted pieces. For more information, read "Perfectly Imperfect & Unique - Hallmarks of Authentic Handcrafted Furniture".