Bayei & Hanbukushu Handwoven Coil Flat Botswana Basket | Authentic African Craftsmanship
Bayei & Hanbukushu Handwoven Coil Flat Botswana Basket | Authentic African Craftsmanship
Bayei & Hanbukushu Handwoven Coil Flat Botswana Basket | Authentic African Craftsmanship

Bayei & Hanbukushu Handwoven Coil Flat Botswana Basket

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Introduce a touch of Botswana's cultural heritage into your home with the Bayei & Hanbukushu Handwoven Coil Flat Botswana Basket. This exquisite basket is meticulously handwoven by skilled artisans from the Bayei and Hanbukushu tribes in Botswana, showcasing their centuries-old weaving techniques and artistic traditions.

Product Description:

The Bayei & Hanbukushu Handwoven Coil Flat Botswana Basket is a testament to the skill and creativity of the artisans who craft it. Made from locally sourced natural fibers such as palm leaves or grass, each basket is uniquely woven using a coil flat technique, resulting in intricate patterns and designs that represent the cultural identity of the Bayei and Hanbukushu people.

This handwoven basket measures [provide dimensions] and features a flat shape that makes it perfect for displaying on walls or tables. Whether used as a functional storage solution or as a striking piece of art, this Botswana basket adds a touch of authenticity and beauty to any space.

The exceptional Botswana baskets, which exemplify the utmost craftsmanship in weaving, originate from the indigenous communities inhabiting the expansive Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta on Earth. Fed by the majestic Okavango River and stretching into the arid Kalahari Desert, this unique ecosystem supports an unparalleled array of wildlife, making it one of Africa's richest and most varied habitats.
Women belonging to the Bayei and Hambukushu tribal groups invest great care and effort in crafting these exquisite artworks using natural materials like 'mokola' palm tree fibers intricately coiled around grass or vine. To achieve vibrant colors, they utilize a combination of bark and roots sourced from two distinct tree species, along with natural dyes derived from decomposed sorghum husks and shrub leaves.

Among various types of basket weaving, coil weaving stands out as the most challenging. It involves skillfully wrapping and stitching fibers around a grass coil. Achieving precise thickness and uniformity in the coils requires years of dedicated practice.

As the size of a bowl increases, the process of expanding its diameter becomes exponentially more time-consuming. The coils in each row lengthen significantly as the bowl widens and flares outward. Adding an inch to the diameter at the top of a basket can take as much time, if not more, than the initial several inches at the base.

Creating a larger Masterweave basket often demands months or even years of intricate weaving.

The pricing of these baskets depends on both the weaving quality and the size. Two baskets of the same dimensions but featuring different weaving qualities will have distinct price points based on the craftsmanship displayed.

Traditionally, these beautiful open bowls have been used by women for winnowing grain or balancing items on their heads. Lidded baskets, on the other hand, serve the purpose of grain storage or containing sorghum beer. Incorporating these baskets into your décor adds an organic and naturally stunning touch of beauty.

Key Features:

Dimensions:23 cm diameter 
Weight: 165 g

Key Features:

  • Handwoven by Bayei and Hanbukushu artisans from Botswana
  • Made from locally sourced natural fibers
  • Utilizes the coil flat weaving technique
  • Intricate patterns and designs reflecting Botswana's cultural heritage
  • Flat shape for versatile display options

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  1. Are these baskets durable?
    Yes, these handwoven Botswana baskets are crafted with great care and are known for their durability.
  2. Can I use them for storing delicate items?
    While these baskets are generally sturdy, it is recommended to use them for storing non-fragile items.
  3. How do I clean the basket?
    Gently wipe the basket with a damp cloth to remove any dust or debris. Avoid soaking or submerging it in water.
  4. Are these baskets handmade?
    Yes, each basket is meticulously handwoven by skilled artisans, ensuring its uniqueness and authenticity.


  • African Crafts
  • Handwoven Art
  • Cultural Heritage


  • Traditional Craftsmanship
  • Botswana Cultural Identity
  • Natural Fiber Art

Experience the beauty of Botswana's cultural heritage with the Bayei & Hanbukushu Handwoven Coil Flat Botswana Basket. Handcrafted by talented artisans, each basket tells a story of tradition and craftsmanship. Whether used for storage or displayed as a work of art, this handwoven Botswana basket brings a touch of authenticity and African charm to your home.


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