BasketsThe baskets made by the Himba people of Namibia are made from strips of Makalani palm leaves coiled into a shape that is determined by its purpose: flat plate shapes for winnowing baskets, large bowl-shaped baskets for carrying things, small closed baskets with lids and bottle shapes for storing liquids. Symbolic geometric patterns are woven into a basket as it is being made, using strips of palm leaves dyed in dark browns, purples and yellows. A medium to large basket can take as long as four weeks to complete.
We have many other baskets from all over Africa. Some are made from recycled telephone wire and some made from the roots of the Combretum tree. They come in all shapes and sizes and with or without lids.
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