Vintage basket, Mbunda, Zambia

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Description

Women of the small ethnic group Mbunda, in western Zambia, make these baskets for winnowing or storage of grain.

They are made of makenge roots. Makenge is a shrub that grows commonly near water in the Mongu area.

These vintage baskets show local damages and repairs that brings to them a unique charm and authenticity.

Material – Palm
Measurements: Développé/cm
H 7 cm
Ø 43 cm

Additional information

Country

Zambia

Size

L, M, XL