Lily Storage / Decorative Baskets
Lily Baskets are incredibly functional and beautiful baskets woven from the ilala palm. The sizes and weave options ensures you can choose the best natural handwoven storage and container pieces for your home. Use for blanket storage, laundry baskets, plant holders, or keep childrens toys tidy and out of sight.
Original Weave (left basket, sofa image)
Honeycomb Weave (right basket, sofa image)
Waffle Weave (centre basket, sofa image)
Ilala palm is indigenous to Zimbabwe and Zambia, and grows in dry, sandy areas. They are non-invasive, plentiful and readily available. 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 dependent on the style of the basket that is being woven.
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. Baskets are used in their villages to collect and store grain. This is now paired with contemporary designs via our suppliers, who support the weavers throughout their production process - allowing them to create beautiful designs that can be sold throughout the world and helps to generate their income from a 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".