Tonga Basket #2, Zimbabwe

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Intricate, handmade and light weight winnowing basket from Zimbabwe. Originally they were used for separating the corn husk; after maize has been ground it was tossed on these baskets and any rough pieces were then removed. The Zimbabwe type baskets are characterized by their flatness, whereas the Zambian version is deeper with a broader square “foot”. Although they are the same tribe, separation of the two groups has led to a slight differentiation in basket design.

Size : 21 " Diameter x 3 1/2" H

*Artisan crafted and due to it's handmade nature no two alike, variations are likely and celebrated. Wonderful, sophisticated wall art, adds texture and history to your home. Comes with hook, ready to hang.