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Lidded Coiled Zulu Basket Signifying War

South Africa

About The Lidded Coiled Zulu Basket Signifying War

A handwoven basket produced by people from the Zulu tribe in the KwaZulu -Natal region of South Africa.The fiber used is from the indigenous illala palm tree and the colors are natural dyes obtained from local roots, berries, bark and earth. Each basket is unique and can take up to a month to complete a medium sized basket. Traditionally the lidded baskets are used to store liquids (usually millet beer) and the bowl shaped baskets are used to gather and carry grain. 

Weaver's name is Stembile Ngema

Do not introduce liquid to this basket.  

Savvy Price $175.00

Gallery Price $225.00

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A handwoven basket produced by people from the Zulu tribe in the KwaZulu -Natal region of South Africa.The fiber used is from the indigenous illala palm tree and the colors are natural dyes obtained from local roots, berries, bark and earth. Each basket is unique and can take up to a month to complete a medium sized basket. Traditionally the lidded baskets are used to store liquids (usually millet beer) and the bowl shaped baskets are used to gather and carry grain. 

Weaver's name is Stembile Ngema

Do not introduce liquid to this basket.  

About the Artist

"South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans to the north by the neighboring countries of NamibiaBotswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Swaziland (Eswatini); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with close to 56 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation." taken from Wikipedia


Medium Grass foundation, decoration is from illala palm tree, natural and dyed fibers
Size 15" height (with lid) X maximum diameter is 10"
Coil count 4 per inch
Stitch count 12 per inch
Date of creation 2018
Condition Perfect !
Provenance AG
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