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Zulu Baskets

 

Ilala Weavers Handwoven Zulu Wedding Basket

Our South African Zulu Ukhamba Baskets are often given as treasured wedding presents!  

Feel the mystery and essence of Africa with these superb Zulu baskets, each one unique and lovingly hand stitched and woven.

In this age of modern technology and mass production, it is a joy to see and feel the dignified elegance and beauty of a rich Zulu heritage that has become a collectible art-form, preserving an age-old tradition proudly safeguarded and handed down through the generations.

Every basket is made by hand, using indigenous raw materials, and the type of basket varies from area to area, depending on the availability of raw materials, and the use to which the basket is to be put.  It can take up to one month to produce a medium-sized basket that will be unique in size, shape, pattern, weave and color and up to six months to produce a large basket.  Stunning works of art, sought after the world over.  A true collector’s item. Heirloom and museum quality.

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$ 9.99

Spice up your home decor with an exotic small herb basket from South Africa! Made by the artisans at Ilala Weavers, this small basket woven from palm fibers is traditionally used to store dry herbs. Measures about 3 inches tall. Meet the Artisans Ilala Weavers is situated at Hluhluwe within the province of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The organizations was...

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$ 450.00

This basket is a one of a kind, you will get the basket pictured. The height is 16 inches and the circumference measures 54 inches. Each basket comes with an information card describing the meaning of the designs. This "Ukhamba" or beer basket is a bulb-shaped basket with a lid traditionally used to store the local brew. They are given...

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$ 350.00

This basket is a one of a kind, you will get the basket pictured. The height is 17 inches and the circumference measures 44 inches. Each basket comes with an information card describing the meaning of the designs. This "Ukhamba" or beer basket is a bulb-shaped basket with a lid traditionally used to store the local brew. They are given...

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$ 250.00

Traditionally woven to store beer, these baskets are handwoven in South Africa and often given as wedding gifts. This basket has a tight-fitting lid and is adorned with traditional Zulu designs in natural dyes. Basket measures 20.5 inches tall by 14.5 inches wide by 14.5 inches deep. Meet the Artisans Ilala Weavers is situated at Hluhluwe within the province of...

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$ 180.00

Traditionally woven to store beer, these baskets are handwoven in South Africa and often given as wedding gifts. This basket has a tight-fitting lid and is adorned with traditional Zulu designs in natural dyes. Basket measures 15.5 inches tall by 11.5 inches wide by 11.5 inches deep. Meet the Artisans Ilala Weavers is situated at Hluhluwe within the province of...

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$ 525.00

Traditionally woven to store beer, these baskets are handwoven in South Africa and often give as wedding gift. This basket with a tight-fitting lid is adorn with the traditional Zulu design in natural dyes.19 inches tall x 57 inch diameter. Meet the Artisans Ilala Weavers is situated at Hluhluwe within the province of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The organizations was...

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$ 600.00

Traditionally woven to store beer, these baskets are handwoven in South Africa and often give as wedding gift. This basket with a tight-fitting lid is adorn with the traditional Zulu design in natural dyes.15 inches tall x 19 inches wide x 19 inches deep Meet the Artisans Ilala Weavers is situated at Hluhluwe within the province of KwaZulu Natal, South...

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$ 600.00

Traditionally woven to store beer, these baskets are handwoven in South Africa and often give as wedding gift. This basket with a tight-fitting lid is adorn with the traditional Zulu design in natural dyes.14 inches tall x 22 inches wide x 22 inches deep Meet the Artisans Ilala Weavers is situated at Hluhluwe within the province of KwaZulu Natal, South...