- You will receive the exact basket pictured above, woven by Maria Thoma.
- Traditionally used for winnowing grain, these bowls make for amazing wall décor, especially in collections featuring various sizes and patterns.
- Women of the Bayei and Hambukushu tribal groups painstakingly create this art from “mokola” palm tree fiber coil-woven around grass or vine.
- The bark and roots from two different trees are used to make the dye colors, as are decomposing sorghum husks and the leaves of a special shrub.
- Pricing is according to the weaving quality and size of the basket. Two baskets the same size, but with different weave qualities will be priced differently according to the quality of the weaving.
- Dimensions are approximate, but we do strive to get the measurements accurate within 1/2 inch. Please review the size of this item carefully using a ruler or tape measure before your purchase. See our Shopping FAQs for more information.
Weaving Baskets in Botswana
Women of the Bayei and Hambukushu tribal groups painstakingly create this art from ‘mokola’ palm tree fiber coil woven around grass or vine. The bark and roots from 2 different trees are used to make the dye colors, as are decomposing sorghum husks and shrub leaves.