Tonga Basket

This Tonga basket handmade at The Binga Craft Centre in Zimbabwe, contributing to a sustainable income source for women in this very difficult area, as well as supporting the continuation of traditional crafts. The Tonga women utilize traditional weaving techniques to create these intricately patterned baskets.

Tonga baskets are woven using the over and under style of ‘simple’ weaving, and a 16 inch diameter basket can take around two weeks to complete. The baskets are finished using a coiled rim with a distinctive herringbone pattern. These baskets are made from all natural and locally harvested materials such as wild grasses, small vines, and palm leaves dyed with tree bark. The largest sized bowls are still used by the Tonga people for their original purpose of winnowing grains.

Product Information

  • Approximately 12" D
  • Hand-crafted item - color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Assorted designs
  • Hand Made in Zimbabwe

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The product(s) you receive might vary slightly from the product picture due to the nature of your product(s) being 100% handmade.

The beauty of imperfections:

  • Please understand that all the African artwork in our store is handmade, and handmade items, by nature, have imperfections. Although our artists are thorough, there are inconsistencies based on the creative nature, each item will look a little different from the next.
  • Our items have natural and unique imperfections. Our items are handmade and produced in Africa and the creation process is genuine and full of love and care.
  • Any item you purchase is one of a kind. There are no two items in our store that are exactly the same. Even if the art piece is handmade by the same artist or stone lot, the unique patterning of colors will always make each item beautifully different.
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