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.

 

 

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
 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
Large Coral Hope Basket
SKU: RWB-022

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

$78
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
Sisal Basket from Swaziland
SKU: SWZB-10

Swazi people - Swaziland
Sisal fiber (12"diam. x 3" h.)

$68
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
Imbenge Zulu Telephone Wire Basket - Medium Shallow Flared (bright multicolor/black)
SKU: ZWB-med-flr-mlt

Telephone wire basket - medium-sized shallow flared style. Multi-colored spiral pattern.  (8 1/4"w. x 1 1/4" h.).  Exact pattern will vary.

$58
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
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
Medium "Hope" Basket
SKU: RWB-028

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

$54
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb-599

by Zodwa Mzwara - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(14 1/4"d x 1 1/2" h)

$310
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb618

Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(13 1/4"d x 1 1/2" h)

$250
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: ZWB-639

by Zodwa Mjwara - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(12 1/4"d x 1 1/2" h)

$235
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: ZWB-637

Nompumelelo Mkhize - South Africa.
Recycled copper telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(11 1/2"d x 1 1/4" h) 

 

$185
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (shallow flared shape)
SKU: ZWB-632

Recycled telephone wire (14 3/4" w x 3 1/2" h)

$135
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (shallow flared shape)
SKU: zwb-629

Recycled telephone wire (11 3/4" w x 3" h)

$125
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (shallow flared shape)
SKU: zwb-630

Recycled telephone wire (11 3/4" w x 3" h)

$118
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (shallow flared shape)
SKU: ZWB-633

Recycled telephone wire (11 3/4" w x 3" h)

$110
Product Status: 
Sold
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
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
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
Sisal Basket from Swaziland
SKU: SWZB-03

by  Gadlela, Swazi people - Swaziland
Sisal fiber (6 1/4"diam. x 2 1/4" h.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Sisal Basket from Swaziland
SKU: SWZB-04

by  Sibongile, Swazi people - Swaziland
Sisal fiber (6 1/2"diam. x 2" h.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Sisal Basket from Swaziland
SKU: SWZB-06

by  Thabile, Swazi people - Swaziland
Sisal fiber (6 1/4"diam. x 2" h.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold