Skilled BaTonga women craft these iconic baskets in the Binga District of northern Zimbabwe from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Shaped like calabash gourds, each basket has a one-of-a-kind shape. The BaTonga people once farmed fertile land that was flooded by the damming of Lake Karibu, so weavers displaced across the lake demonstrate similar yet clearly distinctive styles.
Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, shapes and rim colors will vary.
Dimensions: 9"L x 9"W x 10-12"H
Crafted from: Palm leaves, twigs
Made in: Zimbabwe
Sold singly. Because this is a handmade item, each will vary slightly.
Member of The Fair Trade Association. Providing fair payment to workers in developing nations, educating artisans and workers to increase their potential for advancement ensuring the rights of children, developing products and processes that protect and conserve the natural environment.
Lends over 33 million pounds yearly to both producers in developing nations and the buyers who distribute their goods worldwide.
They provide business training to marginalized producers, furthering the sustainability of cooperative investments. Working with producers across Africa who value their natural environment and employ sustainable methods of production. Artisans are required to abide by local and export regulations governing the legal harvest of hardwoods to ensure compliance with U.S. import standards and to uphold proper management of their local forest resources. Artisans are encouraged to utilize materials fully by converting scraps into salable products Artisans are encouraged to utilize recycled, reclaimed and highly renewable materials in product design, and to isolate new sources of low-cost materials.
- Fair Trade
- Business Training to Marginalized Producers