Authentic Vintage African Zulu Isiquabetho Open Basket 25"D X 7"H
Uniquely handwoven from the Ilala Palm and Grass, this beautiful Isiquabetho Zulu Basket is used for grain and as a serving vessel and is made in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa using all natural materials.
This basket is made using the local Ilala Palm grass and leaves. The natural color is beige and other beautiful colors are created using natural dyes from bark, leaves, berries, clay and roots. The grass swells with the moisture from the beer, making the basket watertight.
Zulu baskets are an integral part of the Zulu culture and customs that almost disappeared with the introduction of enamel, tin and plastic, and they are now used mostly in the very rural areas. Authentic traditional Zulu baskets are a rare find at this time. Collecting these baskets is an interesting but challenging trip through dirt roads and many miles from the city.
These collectible baskets are made for special ceremonial events such as Marriage, Harvest, Fertility, Birth Celebrations, and as gifts for family or special friends.
Please notice the tightness of the weave, as smaller, tighter weave is an indication of authenticity and the quality and collectibility of the basket.
Certificate of Authenticity and Signature of Basket Weaver Included
Approximate Dimensions: 7"H X 25" Diameter
STAND NOT INCLUDED YOU MAY INQUIRE ABOUT STAND WHEN PURCHASING THE BASKET, STANDS ARE LIMITED
AND WOULD SHIP SEPARATELY