This Zulu basket is a one of a kind, you will get the basket pictured. The height is 20 inches and the circumference measures 41 inches. Each basket comes with an information card describing the meaning of the designs. This "Ukhamba" or beer basket is a bulb-shaped basket with a lid traditionally used to store the local brew. They are given as wedding gifts as the designs have specific meaning. You can research the meaning of the design from the product tag image. Handmade in South Africa by Ilala Weavers.
Meet the Artisans
Ilala Weavers is situated at Hluhluwe within the province of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The organizations was established some 30 years ago, with a clear vision and objective of revitalizing and enhancing the age-old Zulu tradition of handcrafts, which at the time were in danger of being lost forever.
Today, Ilala Weavers helps over 2000 Zulu men and women, to attain self sufficiency, by working from their homes and therefore retaining their lifestyle and rich heritage of basket weaving and bead work, which has been passed down through the generations by Zulu crafters. Their modern counterparts today produce stunning works of art, sought after the world over. Each basket is completely unique, and an artisan may spend up to six months weaving a single piece!
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