Old Zulu Open-Bowl Basket - Zulu People, South Africa
Old Zulu Open-Bowl Basket - Zulu People, South Africa
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Old Zulu Open-Bowl Basket - Zulu People, South Africa

$1,800.00
Title: Open-Bowl Basket Material: Cut and died Ilala palm fronds People: Zulu Country: South Africa Description: This exceptional Zulu basket is from our own private collection. We collected this basket 20+ years ago and have since, never seen a similar basket in this size and quality. The Zulu people of South Africa are long renowned for their craftsmanship and make some of the finest baskets in the world. Dotted on the rolling hills of Kwazulu, numerous women work at the art of basketry. They have taken the traditional art form and turned it into a way in which to supplement their incomes, in many cases their only means of income. The women work in their homes where they can assimilate basket- making into their normal routine giving themselves time to raise their children, work in the fields, collect water and work on other daily chores. Every basket is made by hand using indigenous raw materials and the type of basket varies from area to area, depending on the availability of the raw materials and the use to which the basket is to be put. It can take up to four-months to produce a larger-sized basket that will be unique in size, shape, pattern, weave and color. The intricate patterns are achieved by interweaving natural ilala palm frond with dyed palm strands. Dimensions: 36" diameter
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