Illala Palm Basket: Lightning Strikes


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Product Description

Woven from natural palm leaves, these light and beautiful baskets look great decorating a wall or as serving baskets to enhance the beauty of your home.

Utilizing traditional weaving techniques the Hwange baskets are woven on radials of ‘creepers’ (vines), and palm leaves are dyed with locally harvested materials such as bark and roots to make up the intricately patterned designs. The baskets are finished using a coiled rim with a distinctive herringbone pattern. These baskets were traditionally used for winnowing maize and are often called winnowing baskets. The designs are inspired by nature and depict the cultural values of the weaver.

about 10.0″ in diameter X 2.0″ depth

This collection of baskets were made by a women’s collective in the Hwange region of Zimbabwe and featured at the Santa Fe Folk Art Market. Handwoven by Maria Muclimba.

Additional information


natural and dark brown


ilala palm


about 10" diameter X 2" high


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