Vintage Makenge Basket
Story behind the product ~ A century old and traditional technique of craftsmanship, vintage Makenge Baskets were handmade by highly skilled women artisans using fibres of the makenge bush root. The root was boiled at high temperatures to soften the fibres which was then dyed using natural plant ingredients to provide functional weaving fibres. Today Old Makenge baskets are near impossible to find as many villagers no longer make them due to the intricate and time consuming process.
Country of origin ~ Rural Zambia, Africa
Materials ~ Makenge Root Fibre
Dimensions ~ All measurements are approximate.
Large ~ Designs 1-3 ~ 45-48cm DIA
Extra Large ~ Designs 4&5 ~ 54cm DIA
Each piece has been intricately created by hand. If there are small flaws it is a sign and proof of human touch, making each and every piece unique with tiny little differences.
Note about shipping ~ Freight is not calculated at checkout as we will individually source the best price for your order. Freight quotes are based on volume of stock and destination.