|African Basket - Tonga - Zimbabwe Binga Basket - 12 Inches Across - #93839|
Approximately 12" Across x 1.75" Tall
Traditionally used as a winnowing basket, Binga baskets are popular for decorating a wall. They are light and easy to hang, and they have neutral colors beautiful geometric designs. They are created from naturally dyed palm leaves.
- You will receive the exact basket pictured above.
- This Tonga basket is named for where it is woven, the Binga district of Zimbabwe.
- In the early 1960's, the fertile lands of the baTonga people were permanently buried in water during construction of one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, Lake Kariba, and the people who lived there were forced to relocate to the Binga district.
- Tonga baskets are woven on radials of 'creepers' (vines), and palm leaves are sometimes dyed with bark and roots to make up the designs.
- These baskets were traditionally used for winnowing maize.
- These baskests look amazing as wall decor.