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Antique Zambian Makenge Wedding Basket - XL 9

$ 120.00 $ 160.00

In time-honored tradition, new brides in the Upper Zambesi region of Zambia receive a beautiful yet practical gift: a makenge root wedding basket. The heirloom is so durable that the same basket can be used and passed down in the family for over 100 years!

We have a limited selection of beautiful antique makenge baskets, collected from rural Zambian villages. Each basket has been repaired for continued use and clearly shows years of service.

Because this is a handcrafted item, shape may vary slightly. 

  • 24" diameter, 5" height
  • materials: Makenge roots, natural dye

     

    Meet the Artisans

    This item is fairly made in Africa. Each artisan is able to work from the comfort of their own home and community. The fair payment they receive will not be reduced by traveling expenses, childcare costs or haggled prices. The artisans use their earnings to put food on the table and pay educational expenses for their children.

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