GALU: Medium Brown and Beige Wall Platter: 51cm dia


£ 54.00




Woven from palm tree leaf, creeper vines and locally foraged twigs, these MBI wall hanging baskets come in three sizes - each one totally unique. Create a collection of decorative wall baskets or choose one to make a striking statement. A coiled rim, herringbone patterns, and geometric designs characterize this collection of fair trade woven baskets, but the specific pattern has been decided by the weaver herself, taking inspiration from her natural surroundings and working to her preferred designs. 

When the Kariba Dam - a manmade dam on the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe – was built in the 1970’s. many local people were displaced. The government and other parties sought to empower these displaced people by encouraging them to pursue and earn a living from traditional crafts such as basket weaving, blacksmithing and woodwork.  You support traditional Zambian craft and rural Zambian communities when you purchase a unique handwoven MBI wall platter for your home. 

African woven wall baskets are an enduring trend in sustainable interiors, bringing rich texture and a pop of interest to the home or office space. These wall platters are known across Africa as ‘winnowing baskets’ and are still widely used in weavers’ homes for decoration, for carrying grains and foodstuffs and for general home storage. Of all the basket designs produced by these weaving groups, these woven platters are perhaps the oldest and the most traditional. Weaving is a way of life in these communities; there is even a club in the local school dedicated to teaching basket weaving to youngsters. You can meet the Zambian weavers here.

Material:  Palm Leaf

Dimensions: DIA 51cm 

Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.

 

FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN ZAMBIA


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