For centuries, new brides in Zambia have been gifted a Makenge basket from her mother or in-laws on her wedding day. Made from the roots of the Makenge bush, these handcrafts are so durable they can last over 100 years and are continuously passed down from woman to woman.
Only the most skilled craftswomen in the village are able to weave these baskets, each taking an estimated two months to create. The fiber is the root of a local bush that has been boiled and dyed naturally. Each basket is unique with one-of-a-kind patterns that convey messages of beauty, marriage and family.
Approx. Dimensions: 18.5"⌀
As these are one of a kind and handmade, variations do occur.