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Closing the Circle: A Selection of African Baskets

October 8, 2017 to April 7, 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.

 

 

Vintage Borana Water Container
SKU: BRNA-02

Woven container with lid and stopper.  Woven of plant fiber with aluminum wire accents, coatef with resin (20.5" h. x 14" diameter). Mid-20th century.
Ex. collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

$425

Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb-595

Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(11 1/2"d x 5 1/4" h)

$375

Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb604

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

$375

Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb-620

Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(10 1/2"d x 5 1/2" h)

$375

Nyanza Lidded Basket
SKU: rwb01

Rwanda
Split bamboo (10"diam. x 16 1/2" h.)

$325 each

Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb603

by Deli Mngoma - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(13 3/4"d x 1 1/2" h)

$315

Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb-610

by Delii Mngoma - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(13 1/4"d x 1 3/4" h)

$310

Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb626

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

$238

Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb586

by Lungile Mbhele - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(13"d x 1 3/4" h)

$235

 Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: ZWB-642

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

$235

Kavango Basket by Shandasho Agnes
SKU: nmb-03

by Shandasho Agnes, Kavango people - Namibia
Palm leaf raffia with natural plant dyes
(13 1/2"diam. x 4 3/4" h.)

$220

Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb624

Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(12 3/4"d x 1/2" h)

$210

Kavango Basket by Maria Kambambi
SKU: nmb-01

by Maria Kambambi, Kavango people - Namibia
Palm leaf raffia with natural dyes (12 1/4"diam. x 4 3/4" h.)
 

$195

Kavango Basket by Eufemia Kayeru
SKU: nmb-02

by Eufemia Kayeru, Kavango people - Namibia
Palm leaf raffia with natural plant dyes
(12 1/4"diam. x 4 1/2" h.)

$195

Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb553

by Bongiwe Doyisa - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(11 3/4"d x 1 1/2" h)

$165

Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb-612

by Mandisa Mbokoma - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(14 1/2"d x 1 3/4" h)

$325

Product Status: 
Sold
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 - pictorial style
SKU: zwb-609

by Zodwa Sibiya - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(13 1/4"d x 1 3/4" h)

$310

Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb-611

by Philiswe Ndlovu - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(13 1/2"d x 1 3/4" h)

$310

Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb-562

by Zodwa Mjwara - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(11 1/2"d x 1 1/4" h)

$295

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 - geometric style
SKU: zwb-627

by Sylvia Nyawose - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(12 3/4"d x 1 1/2" h)

$250

Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb608

by Makheli Dumisa - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(12"d x 1 3/4" h)

$235

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 - pictorial style
SKU: zwb-590

by Mankehli Dumisa - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(10 3/4"d x 2 1/4" h)

$195

Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb625

Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(12 1/4"d x 1" h)

$195

Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket - Large shallow flared shape - Turquoise Multicolor
SKU: ZWB-643

Recycled telephone wire (14 3/4" w x 3 1/2" h).
Turquoise multicolor.  Exact design may vary.

$185

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
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).
Green multicolor.  Exact design may vary.

$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-629

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

$125

Product Status: 
Sold
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

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
Sisal Basket from Swaziland
SKU: SWZB-11

Swazi people - Swaziland
Sisal fiber (14"diam. x 4 1/2" h.)

$110 $99

Product Status: 
Sold
Turtle Spirit Raffia basket - Magenta
SKU: RWB-10r

Natural dyed magenta and natural raffia wrapped around bundled sweetgrass
(14" diam. x 3 1/2" h.)

$95

Product Status: 
Sold
Traditional Peace Basket with Lid
SKU: RWB-02d

By Agaseke k'Amahoro "Peace Basket" Cooperative in Huye district, Rwanda, 

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

$95

Product Status: 
Sold
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

Product Status: 
Sold
Large Coral Hope Basket
SKU: RWB-022

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

$78

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
 Sunrise Basket
SKU: RW-025

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

$78

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Green "Gorilla: Basket
SKU: RWB-026

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

$78

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Sisal Basket from Swaziland
SKU: SWZB-10

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

$68

Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu Telephone Wire Basket (bowl shape)  - Green Multicolor
SKU: ZWB-644

Recycled telephone wire (7 3/4"w. x 3 1/4" h.).
Green multicolor.  Exact design may vary.

$68

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Imbenge Zulu Telephone Wire Basket (medium bowl shape) - Red Multicolor
SKU: ZWB-645

Recycled telephone wire (7 3/4"w. x 3 1/4" h.).
Red multicolor.  Exact design may vary.

$68

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
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

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
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

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
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

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Medium "Hope" Basket
SKU: RWB-028

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

$54

Product Status: 
Sold
Medium Tomato "Dancer" Basket
SKU: RWB-029

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

$54

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Sisal Basket from Swaziland
SKU: SWZB-12

by  Alice, Swazi people - Swaziland
Sisal fiber (9 1/4"diam. x 2 1/4" h.)

$54

Product Status: 
Sold
Medium Blue-grey Star basket
SKU: RWB-40

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

$54

Product Status: 
Sold
Medium Star Basket
SKU: RWB-41

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

$54

Product Status: 
Sold
Medium Star Basket
SKU: RWB-42

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

$54

Product Status: 
Sold
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 $52.20

Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu Telephone Wire Basket (bowl shape)
SKU: zwb573

Recycled telephone wire (6"w. x 2 1/2" h.)

$48

Product Status: 
Sold
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

Product Status: 
Sold
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

Product Status: 
Sold
Sisal Basket from Swaziland
SKU: SWZB-08

Swazi people - Swaziland
Sisal fiber (8 1/2"diam. x 3 1/4" h.)

$48

Product Status: 
Sold
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

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
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
Sisal Baskets from Swaziland
SKU: SWZB-15

by  Dudusile, Swazi people - Swaziland
Sisal fiber (6 3/4"diam. x 2" h.)

$38

Product Status: 
Sold
Sisal Basket from Swaziland
SKU: SWZB-19

by  Magaret, Swazi people - Swaziland
Sisal fiber (6 3/4"diam. x 2" h.)

$38

Product Status: 
Sold
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

Product Status: 
Sold
Palm Fiber basket
SKU: BWB-002

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

$28

Product Status: 
Sold
Small Orange Festival "Hope" Basket
SKU: RWB-033

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

$28

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
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

Product Status: 
Sold
Tea Blossom pattern basket - Small
SKU: RWB-018s

by various artists, of Zamuka "Women Progress" Association, Rugendabari, Muhanga District, Rwanda
Natural dyed tea and black sisal fiber.
(7"diam. x 2 1/4" h.)

$28

Product Status: 
Sold
Diamond Burst pattern basket - Tea with tea border - Small
SKU: RWB-019s

by various artists , of Dateraninkunga "Lets Help each other" Association, Ruhango District, Rwanda
Natural dyed tea and black sisal fiber.
(7 1/4"diam. x 1 3/4" h.)

$28

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Star-pattern baskets (wine on tea) - Small
SKU: RWB-020s

by various artists , of Abihuje "People who Are together" Association, Kamonyi District, Rwanda
Natural dyed tea and wine-colored sisal fiber.
(7 1/4"diam. x 2" h.)

$28

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Green Starburst basket
SKU: RWB-037

Natural dyed sisal and sweet grass fiber.
(7 1/4" diam. x 2" h.)

$28

Product Status: 
Sold
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

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
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

Product Status: 
Sold
Small Black and White Abstract basket
SKU: RWB-035

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

$24

Product Status: 
Sold
Small Navy/White Hope" Basket
SKU: RWB-031

Natural dyed sisal and sweet grass fiber.
(7 1/4" diam. x 2 1/4" h.)

$28

Product Status: 
Sold