Botswana basket: Running Ostrich (B 458)

68.95 (Price including tax)

Village: Maun
Crafter: Kelebogile Kushuka

Diameter: 26 cm
Height: 24 cm

Every basket is unique. You’ll receive the basket shown in the photograph. The actual colour tone of the basket may vary slightly between one light source and another. This basket was photographed indoors with a BR-2240 natural daylight set consisting of 3 softboxes.

 

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Description

The design of this basket has been inspired upon traditional stories of the fascinating plants, animals and people that inhabit the Okavango region in Botswana. The baskets are made from Mokola palm leaves and their colours are derived from natural dyes extracted from roots and bark. Botswana baskets represent some of Africa’s most exquisite and culturally significant art forms.

It often takes months to weave a larger basket. The price depends on the weaving quality and size of a basket. This is why two baskets of the same size may differ in price because of different weaving qualities.

Your purchase helps the weavers and their families in establishing independent, sustainable livelihoods. The Arts for Africa foundation makes sure that the weavers get a fair price.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Botswana basket