Vintage Botswana Handwoven Basket | African Artistry for Your Home
Discover the timeless elegance of the Vintage Botswana Handwoven Basket. Handcrafted with skill and passion by Botswana artisans, this exquisite basket showcases the rich cultural heritage and artistry of the region. Add a touch of African charm and versatility to your home with this beautiful and functional handwoven masterpiece.
Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Botswana with our Vintage Botswana Basket. This exquisite piece is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the region, showcasing intricate designs and traditional techniques passed down through generations.
Handwoven with care and precision, each vintage basket tells a unique story. The blend of natural materials and vibrant colors creates a striking visual display, making it a captivating addition to any space. Whether used for storage, as a decorative centerpiece, or as a unique wall hanging, this vintage basket exudes a timeless charm that transcends trends.
The vintage Botswana basket is not just a decorative item; it is a symbol of the country's heritage and the skillful hands that brought it to life. Owning this basket means preserving and celebrating the artistry of Botswana's artisans while adding a touch of authenticity and cultural richness to your home.
The Vintage Botswana Handwoven Basket is a testament to the craftsmanship and creativity of Botswana's artisans. Using locally sourced natural materials, such as palm leaves or grass, each basket is carefully woven to create intricate patterns and designs that reflect the essence of African culture.
This vintage-inspired basket serves as both a practical storage solution and a stunning decorative piece. Whether used for storing fruits, blankets, or showcasing as an eye-catching centerpiece, its versatility and beauty make it a must-have addition to any home.
NGWAO BOSWA (Gomare Botswana)
This basket is made by Ngapambe
In 1986 around 40 basket weavers united in Gumare to form a cooperative called Ngwao Boswa, which means "A Traditional You Have Inherited”. Twice a week they met for basket weaving at their house in Gomare village, from where they also sell their baskets.
Basketry in Gomare is, as in other remote rural areas, an ancient agricultural craft. The basket weavers, who are mainly women use locally gathered natural materials. Formerly the baskets were, and some still are, made for utilitarian domestic needs.
There are different basic shapes woven in different techniques which are determined by their particular purpose, usually storage or transport of grain, beer and herbs. The symbolic patterns crafted through generations are related to nature or legends.
The main raw material utilized to produce Botswana baskets is the fibre of the "vegetable ivory" palm tree (Hyphaene petersiana ), called Mokola in Botswana.
To create intricate designs, the natural cream-coloured palm fibre is dyed shades of brown with the roots or bark of the Motlhakola (Euclea divinorun ) and Motsentsila (Berchemia discolor ) trees.
- Material: Ngapambe
- Craftsmanship: Handwoven
- Origin: Botswana
- Usage: Storage, decorative centerpiece
- Dimensions: Approximately 22 cm tall from bottom to tip top of the lid and 15cm across diameter.
- Weight: 260 g
- Handwoven by skilled Botswana artisans
- Made from locally sourced natural materials
- Vintage-inspired design for a timeless look
- Adds a touch of African charm to any space
- Versatile and functional for various uses
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Can I use this basket for heavy items?
While the Vintage Botswana Handwoven Basket is crafted with sturdy materials, it is recommended to use it for lighter items to maintain its shape and durability.
How do I clean the basket?
To clean the handwoven basket, simply wipe it with a damp cloth. Avoid soaking or submerging it in water to preserve its quality.
Is each basket unique?
Yes, due to the handmade nature and natural variations in materials, each Vintage Botswana Handwoven Basket will have its own distinctive patterns and character.
Can I use it as a plant holder?
Absolutely! This basket can be used as a stylish and eco-friendly plant holder, bringing a touch of nature indoors.
Experience the beauty and heritage of Botswana with the Vintage Botswana Handwoven Basket. Handcrafted with love and care, this basket celebrates the skill of Botswana artisans and adds a touch of African charm to your home. Embrace its versatility and use it for storage or display to elevate the ambiance of any room.