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.

 

 

Large Black "Unity" basket
SKU: RWB-026-L

Natural dyed sisal and sweet grass fiber.
(11 3/4" diam. x 3 1/2" h.)

$68
Nambya Basket
SKU: NMYB-02

Nambya People, Zimbabwe.
Illala palm, grasses and split bamboo with natural plant dyes.
(13 1/4"diam. x 3 1/2" h.)

$58
Nambya Basket
SKU: NMYB-03

By Agreement Tshuma, Nambya People, Zimbabwe.
Illala palm, grasses and split bamboo with natural plant dyes.
(13 1/2"diam. x 3 1/2" h.)

$58
Tonga Basket
SKU: tgb-05

Tonga people - Binga, Zimbabwe
Illala palm, grasses and split bamboo with natural plant dyes.
(17"diam. x 4" h.)

$58
Nambya Basket
SKU: NMYB-04

By Janet Ncube, Nambya People, Zimbabwe.
Illala palm, grasses and split bamboo with natural plant dyes.
(13 1/2"diam. x 3" h.)

$56
Sunflower pattern basket
SKU: rwb-12

by Marceline, of Abizeranye Association, Muhanga District, Rwanda
Natural dyed sisal fiber.
12 1/2"diam. x 3 1/2" h.

$54
Medium "Hope" Basket
SKU: RWB-028

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

$54
Medium Tomato "Dancer" Basket
SKU: RWB-029

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

$54
Star-pattern basket
SKU: rwb-16

by various artists , of Abarikumwe Association, Ruhango District, Rwanda
Natural dyed tea and black sisal fiber.
(12"diam. x 3" h.)

$54 each
SKU: NMYB-07

Nambya People, Zimbabwe.
Illala palm, grasses and split bamboo with natural plant dyes.
(11 1/4" diam. x 3" h.)

$48
Nambya Basket
SKU: NMYB-08

Nambya People, Zimbabwe.
Illala palm, grasses and split bamboo with natural plant dyes.
(11" diam. x 2 1/2" h.)

$48
Nambya BasketNambya People, Zimbabwe. Illala palm, grasses and split bamboo with natural plant dyes. (14"diam. x 3 1/2" h.)
SKU: NMYB-05

Nambya People, Zimbabwe.
Illala palm, grasses and split bamboo with natural plant dyes.
(12 1/4"diam. x 3 1/4" h.)

$48
Nambya Basket
SKU: NMYB-06

By Sithokozile Tshun, Nambya People, Zimbabwe.
Illala palm, grasses and split bamboo with natural plant dyes.
(11 1/2" diam. x 3 1/4" h.)

$48
Nambya Basket
SKU: NMYB-09

Nambya People, Zimbabwe.
Illala palm, grasses and split bamboo with natural plant dyes.
(10 3/4" diam. x 2 1/4" h.)

$46
Nambya Basket
SKU: NMYB-10

Nambya People, Zimbabwe.
Illala palm, grasses and split bamboo with natural plant dyes.
(10 3/4" diam. x 3" h.)

$46
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