Mid-20th Century Zulu Ukhamba Basket With Lid
Step back in time with the Mid-20th Century Zulu Ukhamba Basket With Lid, a mesmerizing piece of history and culture. This remarkable basket, hailing from the mid-20th century, carries the artistry and heritage of the Zulu people. With its intricate craftsmanship and functional design, it's a window into the past that adds both aesthetic value and historical significance to your space.
Vintage Mid-20th Hand-Woven Basket with Lid
The Mid-20th Century Zulu Ukhamba Basket With Lid is a testament to the skill and creativity of the Zulu artisans of that era. Handwoven using time-honored techniques, this basket is more than just an object; it's a connection to the lives and traditions of those who crafted it. Its detailed patterns and meticulous design reflect the pride and artistry of the Zulu people.
With a lid that fits snugly, this basket offers functional storage while maintaining its aesthetic appeal. It's a conversation starter and a piece of history that showcases the beauty of traditional Zulu craftsmanship.
Originating from the skilled artisans of the Zulu tribe in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal region, this handwoven basket embodies rich cultural heritage. Crafted using fibers sourced from the native illala palm tree, and adorned with hues derived from natural dyes found in local roots, berries, bark, and earth, it stands as a testament to the harmonious relationship between art and nature.
Each of these baskets is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, requiring the dedicated hands of the craftsmen up to a month to complete, even for a medium-sized piece. Rooted in tradition, the lidded variations of these baskets have been ingeniously designed to securely hold liquids, often millet beer, while the bowl-shaped counterparts excel in gathering and transporting grains.
Dimensions: 21cm tall from bottom to tip top of the lid and 20 across diameter
Weight: 340 g
- Hails from the mid-20th century
- Crafted by skilled Zulu artisans
- Intricate handwoven patterns
- Functional storage with lid
- Reflects historical Zulu culture
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Is this basket suitable for daily use?
While the Mid-20th Century Zulu Ukhamba Basket With Lid is a historical piece, it can still be gently used for storing small items. However, it's recommended to handle it with care due to its age.
Can I display this basket as an art piece?
Absolutely. The intricate craftsmanship and historical significance make this basket a captivating art piece that adds character and culture to any space.
Is this basket unique in its design?
Yes, each Mid-20th Century Zulu Ukhamba Basket With Lid carries the individual touch of its Zulu artisan creator, making it unique in its patterns and design.
How can I preserve the basket's condition?
To maintain its condition, keep the basket away from direct sunlight and extreme humidity. Gently dust it with a soft cloth when needed.
The Mid-20th Century Zulu Ukhamba Basket With Lid is not just an artifact; it's a glimpse into the artistic and cultural heritage of the Zulu people. With its detailed craftsmanship and functional design, this basket brings a touch of history and tradition into your modern-day life, bridging the gap between past and present.