Closing the Circle: A Selection of African Baskets

October 8, 2017 to March 3, 2018

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.

 

 

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
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 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
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
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
Imbenge Zulu Telephone Wire Basket (bowl shape)  Green Multicolor
SKU: ZWB-646

Recycled telephone wire (6 3/8"w. x 2 3/4" h.).
Green multicolor.  Exact design may vary.

$48
Imbenge Zulu Telephone Wire Basket (bowl shape) Red Multicolor
SKU: ZWB-647

Recycled telephone wire (6 3/8"w. x 2 3/4" h.).
Red multicolor.  Exact design may vary.

$48
Sisal Basket from Swaziland
SKU: SWZB-08

Swazi people - Swaziland
Sisal fiber (8 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
Tonga Basket by J. Mumpande
SKU: tgb-01

by J. Mumpande, Tonga people - Binga, Zimbabwe
Illala palm, grasses and split bamboo with natural plant dyes.
(14"diam. x 3" h.)

$38
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 Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: ZWB-640

by Elizabeth Bhengu - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(11 1/2"d x 1 1/2" 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).
Green multicolor.  Exact design may vary.

$185
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