Handwoven garlic gourds bring texture and organic beauty to a room. Intricately woven from ilala palm in the Bulawayo region of Zimbabwe, these firm designer favourites create striking pieces of art around the home - singular or scattered in groups, on floors or shelves.
No two baskets are the same, each with their own shape and natural tones of the ilala. The fibrous leaves, once dried, are naturally cream in colour. The leaves can be stripped and sliced to either create a fine or thick fibre dependant on the style of the basket they are producing.
The Ndebele artisans who make these baskets are traditionally farmers who have been basket-weaving for many years - learning traditional skills handed down from their grandparents. They would use their baskets in their villages to collect and store grain. By providing a global marketplace for these weavers, we help to generate their income from afar, and also gain them social empowerment amongst their communities.
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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".