- 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 Western province of Zambia, not far from the border with Angola, the mostly Mbunda speaking people weave these ruggedly unique baskets.