SHANIKI: Extra Large Brown and Natural Wall Basket: 44cm dia
Bring a sense of ethical luxe to your home with an intricately woven wall platter from the baTonga people of Zimbabwe. Each Tonga basket is one-of-a-kind, woven in shades of brown and natural palm.
Although these wall platters make striking wall art alone and when hung together in a group, these shallow woven baskets can also be used for fruit and bread, or for displaying jewellery, soaps or hand towels. Traditionally, these baskets were (and are still) used for winnowing grains.
These Tonga wall baskets are handwoven from ilala palm and hand dyed using natural dyes. Brown and natural tones and complex geometric designs characterise this collection, which can take several days to complete due to their extremely complex designs.
Bringing home a Tonga wall platter is an act of support for the baTonga weaving community, enabling many women to send their children to school for the first time.
Material: Ilala Palm
Dimensions: DIA 44cm
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
HANDMADE IN ZIMBABWE