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AFRICAN BASKETS


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The Zulus are the largest tribe in Southern Africa, renowned for their artistry and craftsmanship. On the rolling hills of the KwaZulu, the women of the Zulu continue their traditional art. This work may cease in the near future and the native art will be lost to the ages.

Every basket is made by hand, using indigenous raw material. It can take up to a full month to produce one medium sized basket that will be unique in size, pattern shape and color. A true collectors item that will multiply in value as the native work vanishes. Each basket is created in the home and signed by its maker.

Basic designs:

Triangle - Masculine
Diamond - Feminine
Double Triangle (Hourglass shape) - Married Man
Double Diamond - Married Woman
ZigZag (Masculine) - The Assegai of Shaka
Series of Diamonds (Feminine) - The Shields of Shaka
Checkerboard - A Celebration of Fruitfulness (ie. good rains, good crops, many cattle, a new child)
Ukamba - Beer Basket
Mini Ukamba - Herbs
Isichumo - Liquid
Isiquabetho & Iqoma - Open Bowls
Iqutu - Herbs
Mbenge - Saucer Shaped

 

Each basket is one of a kind.

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Ukhamba (storage)

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Mini Ukhamba (herb)
Set of four $120


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Ukhamba (beer basket)

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Basket 2A
32" wide x 11" high
$185

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Basket 2

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Basket B

Basket 3B
32" wide x 12" high
$250

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Basket C

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Basket D

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Basket E

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Basket F

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Basket 5

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Basket 4

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Basket G

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Basket 10

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Basket 11

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Basket 13

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Basket 15

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Basket 16

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Basket 17

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Basket 18

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Basket 19

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Basket 10a

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Basket 11a

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Basket 12a

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Basket names:

Ukhamba: small, medium or large

Ukhomba: have larger opening in relation to basket

Iqutu: used to store herbs

Mbenge: colorful saucer shaped baskets

Isichumo: bottle shaped, with lids; used for carrying other liquids than beer

Isiquabetho & Iqoma: bowls used for carrying grain

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