- You will receive the exact basket pictured above.
- This Tonga basket is named for where it is woven, the Munyumbwe area of Zambia. The baTonga people in Zambia are closely related to those in Zimbabwe.
- Tonga baskets are woven on radials of creeping vines, and palm leaves are sometimes dyed with bark and roots to create designs.
- Munyumbwe baskets are a heavy, double-thick weave that takes extra time and effort to create. The back is coiled and looped together, then front is woven over that in a style similar to plateau baskets. The end result is a thick-walled, sturdy, shallow bowl with a unique type of pattern.
- 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.
In the southern region of Zambia, hundreds of traditional village weavers make a variety of natural fiber baskets. The weavers are all subsistence farmers.