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Casa De Mansa

Unique Giant Zulu Ukhamba Oval Basket 50.5" (Only One Available)

Regular price $5,500.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $5,500.00 USD
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One of a kind! This giant Amazing Zulu basket is made in South Africa and it took almost a whole year to make this masterpiece. These baskets are made using strips of naturally waxy palm fronds wrapped around coils of wild grasses. Dyes are made from organic materials as diverse as flower petals and mud. The smaller ones like this are also called “beer baskets” as they are still used in some parts of South Africa for beer storage. These are watertight baskets, the coils swollen when liquid is added. The large Zulu basket is traditionally a wedding gift as well. These baskets are so rare some colors are available depending on the season and different materials can be used to dye such as flower petals and mud. Approximately  50.5" Tall x 24" Wide