Green Tiger Interiors
African Basket Set 1
Set of 8 baskets
These beautiful, traditional, and intricately woven baskets are a mixture of Binga baskets made in remote North Zimbabwe and Sisal baskets from Swaziland.
These highly collectible baskets are handmade from Sisal fibres gathered from the sisal plant (a weed). The sisal plant is in the Agave family and its fibres are so known for strength that it is increasingly being used as an environmentally friendly strengthening agent to replace harmful substances in industrial production processes.
Each fibre is harvested, dried, hand dyed, dried again, then rolled against the weaver's leg until the perfect thread is drawn out. An average of 80 hours per 12-inch diameter basket makes these one of the most labor intensive of all African baskets for their size.
These baskets are traditionally given as gifts and symbolise long and happy life.
Basket Diameters: 27cm, 28cm, 30cm, 30cm, 40cm, 47cm, 47cm, 73cm
- Ilala palm, sisal and grasses (Rwanda baskets)
- Sisal (Swaziland baskets)
- Natural non-toxic dyes
- Unique-one of a kind