LONGOLO: Lidded Storage Basket - Set of 3

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Description

A trio of round, lidded baskets handwoven from palm tree leaf, foraged creeper vines and twigs in rural Zambia. Stylish and practical, these lidded baskets make ideal home storage for the kitchen, the bathroom or the nursery or playroom. We only have one set of these, so snap them up while you can.


These lidded baskets are woven by men and women of the Lozi Tribe in rural Zambia, under the guidance of an environmental NGO which has been active for nearly thirty years. The group has a craft centre where weavers can travel to work from and board at, if they wish, since some of the weavers live many miles from the hub. 


Weaving offers men and women the chance to earn a reliable second income, to supplement agricultural livelihoods which are often unpredictable. In this region of Zambia it is typical for families to earn their income through growing crops like rice, maize and vegetables, or through through fishing, livestock and poultry.

 

Material: Mkenge Tree Roots


Dimensions: max DIA (top)
Small: W18cm x H16cm
Medium: W22cm x H18cm
Large: W27cm x H19cm

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


HANDMADE IN ZAMBIA

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