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Rigid Tonga Basket Zimbabwe Africa Art

Product #: 123066
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Title Rigid Tonga Basket Zimbabwe Africa Art
Country of Origin Zimbabwe
People Tonga / Binga
Materials Vegetal fibers,( bamboo, and wood)
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 12 Inches
Width: 21 Inches
Overall Condition Fair. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Loose fibers

A beautiful handwoven basket from Zimbabwe's Tonga/Binga peoples with abstract designs in tan and brown.

Additional Information: These solid-edged baskets are the apex of the basketmaker's art in Zimbabwe. I spent 5 weeks in Africa on a buying trip, and hand selected these baskets. Zimbabwe, as you have probably read, is in terrible trouble. Victoria Falls, where I bought most of these, was almost deserted. I have promised more orders as soon as I sell these. For more information on these baskets, see Marjorie Locke's THE DOVE'S FOOTPRINTS-BASKETRY PATTERNS IN MATABELELAND.