Old Makenge Basket
In a centuries-old tradition, new brides in Zambia are given a handwoven basket made from the Makenge bush's roots. Only the most skilled craftswomen in the village can weave these baskets, each taking an estimated two months to create. The fiber is the tough root of a local bush that has been boiled and dyed with natural plant dyes. Each basket features unique, one-of-a-kind patterns that convey messages of beauty, marriage, and family.
Medium: Approximately 15-18 inch diameter
Large: Approximately 19-22 inch diameter