Decorative Storage Nest Gourd

Sale price$195.00
Colour: Raw

These handwoven Nest Gourds introduce texture and fun for either pets, children or adults around the home!  A perfect secret shelter for your cat to nap; a fun place to play, but not just a cat nest or fairy shelter either - it's an original piece of furniture with sinuous shapes, a dreamy design, blending in harmony with different styles of furnishings.

 Dimensions: 60cm diameter

Our Nest Gourds are inspired by the nest of the weaver bird - a prolific species in south eastern Africa. The baskets are woven from ilala palm and have a distinctive design with a square bottom forming the foundation of the basket - similar to that of a Garlic Gourd and Dancing Basket. No two baskets are the same, each with their own shape and natural tones of the ilala palm, which is indigenous to Zimbabwe and Zambia and grown in dry and 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 piece they are producing.