Zimbabwe Binga Basket - 16 in.

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Zimbabwe Binga Basket - 16 in.

Traditionally used as a winnowing basket, Binga baskets are popular for decorating a wall. They are light and easy to hang, and they have neutral colors beautiful geometric designs. They are created from naturally dyed palm leaves.

Approximately 12" Across x 1" Tall

  • You will receive the exact basket pictured above.
  • This Tonga basket is named for where it is woven, the Binga district of Zimbabwe. 
  • In the early 1960's, the fertile lands of the baTonga people were permanently buried in water during construction of one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, Lake Kariba, and the people who lived there were forced to relocate to the Binga district.
  • Tonga baskets are woven on radials of 'creepers' (vines), and palm leaves are sometimes dyed with bark and roots to make up the designs.
  • These baskets were traditionally used for winnowing maize.
  • These baskests look amazing as wall decor.

NOTE: Each piece is unique therefore the design my vary because they're handmade but size will remain as indicated.

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