Traditionally woven to store beer, these baskets are handwoven in South Africa and often given as wedding gifts. This basket has a tight-fitting lid and is adorned with traditional Zulu designs in natural dyes. Basket measures 15.5 inches tall by 11.5 inches wide by 11.5 inches deep.
Meet the Artisans
Ilala Weavers is situated at Hluhluwe within the province of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The organizations was established some 30 years ago, with a clear vision and objective of revitalizing and enhancing the age-old Zulu tradition of handcrafts, which at the time were in danger of being lost forever.
Today, Ilala Weavers helps over 2000 Zulu men and women, to attain self sufficiency, by working from their homes and therefore retaining their lifestyle and rich heritage of basket weaving and bead work, which has been passed down through the generations by Zulu crafters. Their modern counterparts today produce stunning works of art, sought after the world over. Each basket is completely unique, and an artisan may spend up to six months weaving a single piece!
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