Woven from the tough fiber of the makenge root, these rare wedding baskets are gifted to a new bride by her mother or in-laws, and passed down from generation to generation. The basket's design is created by the repairs of years of use. The baskets are considered to be collector's items can be up to 50 years old. The baskets' age increases their value and guarantees more character, including raised grass designs.
This basket measures approximately 19-20" diameter and 4.5" deep; it is deeper than many of our other antique makenge baskets.
We have a limited selection of beautiful antique makenge baskets, collected from rural Zambian villages. Each basket has been repaired for continued use with bundles of corn husk, creating unique patterns. Each basket is one-of-a-kind and clearly shows years of service.
Sold singly. Designs will vary.
Located on trendy Main Street in Vancouver, Canada, Olive+Wild features a curated selection of local artists, international design and exceptional gifts. Owner Bella creates a unique shopping experience by integrating edgy with classic and creating a thoughtful blend of trends and concepts.
Olive+Wild brings a fresh approach to your gifting and home decor. We love what we do and are passionate about our products and clients. Presenting local artists, potters and ceramicists from around British Columbia alongside a hand picked selection of global design companies, we hope you will find the perfect something for any occasion.