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.

 

 

Kavango Basket (#nmb-05) by Mpingana Shinguwe
SKU: nmb-05

by Mpingana Shinguwe, Kavango people - Namibia
Palm leaf raffia with natural plant dyes
(11 3/4"diam. x 4" h.)

$120
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: ZWB-641

by Eunice Mavundla - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(8 3/8"d x 1" h)

$110
Sisal Basket from Swaziland
SKU: SWZB-11

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

$110
Kavango Basket
SKU: nmb-06

Palm leaf raffia with natural plant dyes
(12"diam. x 3 3/4" h.)

$95
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
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
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
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)
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
SKU: SWZB-13

by  Temwanga, Swazi people - Swaziland
Sisal fiber (8 1/2"diam. x 2" h.)

$54
Sisal Baskets from Swaziland
SKU: SWZB-14

by  Norah, Swazi people - Swaziland
Sisal fiber (6 3/4"diam. x 2 1/2" h.)

$38
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 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 - 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Baskets from Swaziland
SKU: SWZB-15

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

$38
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-06

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

$38
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
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-005

Shallow bowl-shaped basket.
Natural dyed mokola palm leaf fiber.
(8 3/4"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
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 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
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