Closing the Circle: A Selection of African Baskets

October 8, 2017 to December 31, 2017

Closing the Circle celebrates the range of contemporary African basketry with examples from several different African traditions: 

Raffia-palm baskets from the Okavango region of Botswana and Namibia;
Swazi baskets woven from sisal fibers in Swaziland;
Samburu beaded baskets from Kenya;
Tonga and Nambya ilala palm baskets from artists in Zimbabwe;
Zulu Imbenge baskets made from recycled telephone wire in South Africa;
Rwandan sisal and sweet-grass food baskets and traditional lidded Peace baskets woven of bamboo and raffia fibers by cooperatives of genocide survivors.

 

 

Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb-589

by Mandisa Mbokoma - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(9 3/4"d x 1 1/4" h)

$120
Kavango Basket (#nmb-05) by Mpingana Shinguwe
SKU: nmb-05

by Mpingana Shinguwe, Kavango people - Namibia
Palm leaf raffia with natural plant dyes
(11 3/4"diam. x 4" h.)

$120
Kavango Basket
SKU: nmb-06

Palm leaf raffia with natural plant dyes
(12"diam. x 3 3/4" h.)

$95
Traditional Peace Basket with Lid
SKU: rwb-02b

By various artists , of Agaseke k'Amahoro "Peace basket" Cooperative in Huye District, Rwanda.

Split bamboo & raffia (7"diam. x 13" h.)

$95
Makenge Basket
SKU: mkb-02

Split root of the makenge bush with natural plant dyes.
(16 3/4"diam. x 3 1/4" h.)

$88
SKU: RWB-01b

By various artists, of Agaseke k'Amahoro "Peace basket" Cooperative in Huye District, Rwanda.
Natural dyed sisal woven over split bamboo (6"diam. x 10 1/4" h.)

$88
Large swirl-pattern baskets
SKU: rwb-17

by various artists , of Abizeranye Association, Muhanga District, Rwanda
Natural dyed tea and white sisal fiber.
(16 1/4"diam. x 2 1/2" h.)

$85 each
Makenge Basket
SKU: mkb-01

Split root of the makenge bush with natural plant dyes.
(16"diam. x 3 3/4" h.)

$84
Large Coral Hope Basket
SKU: RWB-022

Natural dyed sisal and sweet grass fiber.
(13"diam. x 4" h.)

$78
 Sunrise Basket
SKU: RW-025

Natural dyed sisal and sweet grass fiber.
(12 1/4" diam. x 3 3/4" h.)

$78
Green "Gorilla: Basket
SKU: RWB-026

Natural dyed sisal and sweet grass fiber.
(11 1/2" diam. x 3 1/2" h.)

$78
Nambya Basket
SKU: NMYB-01

By Maseline Sibanda Bakasuko, Nambya People, Zimbabwe.
Illala palm, grasses and split bamboo with natural plant dyes.
(14"diam. x 3 1/2" h.)

$62
Product Status: 
Sold
 Imbenge Zulu Telephone Wire Basket (bowl shape)
SKU: ZWB-634

Recycled telephone wire (7 3/4"w. x 3 1/4" h.)

$58
Product Status: 
Sold