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Africa | 'Isichumo' basket by Zulu basket weaver, Laurentia Dlamini | Palm fronds, wrapped around coils of wild grass. Natural dyes

Africa | 'Isichumo' basket by Zulu basket weaver, Laurentia Dlamini | Palm fronds, wrapped around coils of wild grass. Natural dyes

Africa | 'Ukhamba' basket from the Zulu people of South Africa | Weavers use strips of naturally waxy palm fronds wrapped around coils of wild grasses. | Some baskets are still used for liquid storage in the rural areas of South Africa. Watertight baskets are readied by rubbing wet cornmeal inside. When liquid is added, the coils swell. Some leaks through, evaporates, and cools the contents.

Africa | 'Ukhamba' basket from the Zulu people of South Africa | Weavers use strips of naturally waxy palm fronds wrapped around coils of wild grasses. | Some baskets are still used for liquid storage in the rural areas of South Africa. Watertight baskets are readied by rubbing wet cornmeal inside. When liquid is added, the coils swell. Some leaks through, evaporates, and cools the contents.

Africa | Mary Sibaya, proudly holding up her Zulu Wedding basket. | Image © ZanzibarTrading

Africa | Mary Sibaya, proudly holding up her Zulu Wedding basket. | Image © ZanzibarTrading

Africa | Lidded basket collected from the Waziba or Haya people of Tanzania in the early 1900s | Grass fiber and natural dyes

From the Haya people, Kiziba region, Tanzania. Early c. ©Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin

Africa | 'Igeseke' basket from the Tutsi people of Rwanda or Burundi (Great lakes area) | ca. prior to 1940 | Grass and other fibers

Africa | 'Igeseke' basket from the Tutsi people of Rwanda or Burundi (Great lakes area) | ca. prior to 1940 | Grass and other fibers

Africa | 'Ukhamba' basket by Zulu weaver, Nomkhosi Nkosi | Palm fronts wrapped around coils of wild grass. Natural dyes.

Africa | 'Ukhamba' basket by Zulu weaver, Nomkhosi Nkosi | Palm fronts wrapped around coils of wild grass. Natural dyes.

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