Basketry and pottery are two of the oldest arts in Africa. In most African societies, baskets and pots are usually made by women. Often, their functionality is combined with the beauty of their shapes and colours.
BATONGA DISHES – BASKETRY FROM ZIMBABWE
Various types of wild leaves, vines, and palm leaves dyed with tree bark are harvested for their manufacture. Larger plates are still used by the Batonga for their original purpose of separating the grain. To weave a Binga plate, one starts with a characteristic square base divided into four parts, then continues with a simple weave, finally ending with a spiral fibre border with a distinctive design. It takes about three days to weave a 40 cm plate.
BASKETRY & PAIPAI – BASKETRY FROM GHANA
Our baskets are made in Bolgatanga, Ghana in a totally handmade way with natural fibers that come from the Baba tree.
They can be customized to the customers’ taste. One example is the possibility of adding leather trims on the handles, creating a beautiful synchronisation between materials.