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.

 

 

Samburu Beaded Bowls - Large
SKU: smb-lg

Glass beads and recycled copper and steel wire.
Baskets available in assorted colors and patterns.  Approximate sizes.

6 1/2" diam. x 2 1/4" h.

$38 each
Sisal Basket from Swaziland
SKU: SWZB-02

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

$38
Sisal Basket from Swaziland
SKU: SWZB-07

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

$38
Sisal Basket from Swaziland
SKU: SWZB-09

Swazi people - Swaziland
Sisal fiber (8"diam. x 2" h.)

$38
Palm Fiber Basket
SKU: RWB-003

Bowl-shaped basket.
Natural dyed mokola palm leaf fiber.
(8"diam. x 3 1/4" h.)

$32
Imbenge - Small Zulu Wire Basket - Black and White
SKU: ZWB-sml-bw

Recycled telephone wire (4 3/4" w. x 2 1/4" h.)
Small size baskets available in assorted patterns (samples shown).

$29
Imbenge - Small Zulu Wire Basket - Black, White and Red
SKU: ZWB-smi-rbw

Recycled telephone wire (4 3/4" w. x 2 1/4" h.)
Small size baskets available in assorted patterns (samples shown).

$29
Imbenge - Small Zulu Wire Basket - Black and Copper
SKU: ZWB-sml-bc

Recycled telephone wire (4 3/4" w. x 2 1/4" h.)
Small size baskets available in assorted patterns (samples shown).

$29
Small Black "Unity" basket
SKU: RWB-027-S

Natural dyed sisal and sweet grass fiber.
(6 1/4" diam. x 2 1/4" h.)

$28
Small Orange Festival "Hope" Basket
SKU: RWB-033

Natural dyed sisal and sweet grass fiber.
(6 1/4" diam. x 2" h.)

$28
Small Star-pattern baskets
SKU: rwb-14-b

by various artists , of Abizeranye and Zamuka Associations, Muhanga District, Rwanda
Natural dyed tea and black sisal fiber.
(7 1/4"diam. x 1 3/4" h.)

$28 each
Palm Fiber basket
SKU: RWB-001

Bowl-shaped basket.
Natural dyed mokola palm leaf fiber.
(7 1/4"diam. x 2 3/4" h.)

$28
Small Star-pattern baskets
SKU: rwb-15-b

by various artists , of Zamuka Association, Muhanga District, Rwanda
Natural dyed tea and black sisal fiber.
(7 1/4"diam. x 1 3/4" h.)

$28 each
Palm Fiber basket
SKU: BWB-002

Bowl-shaped basket.
Natural dyed mokola palm leaf fiber.
(7 1/4"diam. x 3" h.)

$28
Palm Fiber Basket
SKU: BWB-005

Shallow bowl-shaped basket.
Natural dyed mokola palm leaf fiber.
(8 3/4"diam. x 2 1/4" h.)

$28
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