Tonga Decorative Woven Baskets
Handcrafted by the Chulu family, an artisan group from the Luangwa Artisan Collective in Zambia. The baskets are woven from ilala palm and have a distinctive design with a square bottom forming the foundation of the basket. It takes approximately two weeks to complete a basket about 35 cm in diameter.
Dimensions (variations occur):
X-Small diam 25cm | Small diam 30cm | Medium diam 35cm | Large diam 50cm
Ilala palm is indigenous to Zimbabwe 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.
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".