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Aurora Woven Palm Basket

Aurora Woven Palm Basket

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This striking 18 inch basket comes from an area of Zambia renowned for its distinctive weaving style and skill. Palm leaves are dried in the sun and then colored with natural dyes to achieve a rich dark brown hue. Use this basket to decorate your walls or as an eye-catching tabletop centerpiece.

Responsibly sourced and thoughtfully crafted with sun-dried palm leaves by Fair Trade artisans in Zambia. Each basket is slightly unique and takes days to make.

Artisan Story

HANDWOVEN IN ZAMBIA

"We know a lot about baskets. Its our heritage and our tradition."

Across the Southern Province of Zambia, Tonga women gather in small groups every day to weave baskets. It is believed that their unique weaving skills are inherited from the Ancestors who crafted baskets for gathering and serving food.

Today, these baskets are still widely used in rural Zambian homes and skills are passed from mother to daughter. Made from abundant natural materials like palm leaves and wild twigs, their baskets have a distinctive design with a flat square base.

We first visited these master craftswomen during Zambia’s hottest season when temperatures soar past 100 degrees. We joined them under the shade of a thatched grass roof and watched as they transform dried leaves and twigs into living art. Between the songs and stories, they joke about their work and how each basket has its own personality and no two ever turn out exactly the same.

Handicraft Details
  • Sustainably handmade
  • Origin: Zambia
  • Composition: sun-dried palm leaves, plant-based dyes
  • Time to Make: 3 days
  • Color: Natural, Brown
  • Care: wipe clean with a dry or damp cloth
  • Dimensions: 18″ x 1.5"
Please note: due to the handmade nature, there may be slight variations in size and design. The natural plant-based dyes used in this item may have a mild odor that will fade within a few days.

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    Through programs that support the wellbeing of artisans both in the United States and globally, Nest is bringing radical transparency and opportunity to the informal handworker economy.

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    Please keep in mind that handmade products do have slight variations, which is a natural occurrence of artisan handmade treasures. That means no two designs will be exactly the same, giving you a truly unique and original piece.

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    Shipping Time
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