Vintage Handwoven African Basket with Lid - Authentic African Craftsmanship | Dilwana - African shop
Vintage Handwoven African Basket with Lid - Authentic African Craftsmanship | Dilwana - African shop
Vintage Handwoven African Basket with Lid - Authentic African Craftsmanship | Dilwana - African shop
Vintage Handwoven African Basket with Lid - Authentic African Craftsmanship | Dilwana - African shop
Vintage Handwoven African Basket with Lid - Authentic African Craftsmanship | Dilwana - African shop

Vintage Handwoven African Basket with Lid

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This Vintage Handwoven African Basket with Lid is a unique and beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Handwoven by skilled artisans in Africa, this basket showcases the rich cultural heritage and traditional weaving techniques of the region. With its intricate patterns and exquisite attention to detail, it serves both as a functional storage solution and a stunning decorative item.

Vintage from before 2000
Small African handcrafted woven lidded basket
Great for keeping bits and bobs in or pieces of jewelry, it is also great as decoration.
In excellent condition 

The Story behind this basket:
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.

Product Description:

The Vintage Handwoven African Basket with Lid is meticulously crafted using natural fibers such as straw, grass, or reeds. The weaving process involves skillful hands interlacing these materials to create a sturdy and visually appealing basket. The lid adds an extra layer of functionality, allowing you to protect and store your belongings securely.

This vintage basket is a testament to the artistry and creativity of African artisans. Each piece carries its own unique story and character, making it a truly special addition to your home or collection. Whether used to store small items, showcase dried flowers, or simply displayed as a work of art, this handwoven African basket with a lid is sure to enhance the aesthetic appeal of any space.

Product Details:

  • Material: Natural fibers (palm, straw)
  • Handwoven by skilled African artisans
  • Vintage piece with unique patterns and character
  • Includes a lid for secure storage
  • Dimensions: measuring about 12 cm tall from bottom to tip top of the lid and 10 cm across diameter
  • Weight: 190 g
  • Usage: Storage, decoration, display

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

  1. Is the basket suitable for everyday use?
    While the basket is durable, it is recommended to use it for light storage or decorative purposes rather than heavy-duty use.
  2. Can I use the basket outdoors?
    This vintage handwoven African basket is best suited for indoor use. Exposure to harsh weather conditions may affect its longevity.
  3. How do I clean the basket?
    Gently wipe the basket with a soft cloth or brush to remove dust. Avoid submerging it in water to prevent damage to the natural fibers.
  4. Are the patterns on the basket unique?
    Yes, each handwoven African basket carries its own distinct patterns and designs, reflecting the individual creativity of the artisan.


  • African Crafts
  • Vintage Décor
  • Handwoven Art


  • Cultural Heritage
  • Traditional Craftsmanship
  • Natural Materials

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Africa with this Vintage Handwoven African Basket with Lid. Handcrafted by skilled artisans using natural fibers, this unique piece showcases the artistry and craftsmanship of the region. Whether used for storage, decoration, or as a collectible item, it adds a touch of African charm to any space. Bring a piece of African tradition and beauty into your home with this exquisite vintage handwoven basket.


Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

Not only is this basket great for displaying jewelry, but it's also the perfect addition to mix and match with other vintage baskets.


Clearly, it was crafted with love and care!

Linda S
Woven with high precision

The Vintage Handwoven African Basket with Lid is a true masterpiece that captures the rich cultural heritage of Africa. Handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail, this basket showcases the craftsmanship and artistry of African artisans.

The woven patterns and vibrant colors of the basket are visually striking and add a touch of elegance to any space. The lid adds functionality, allowing you to keep your belongings safe and secure while maintaining the aesthetic appeal of the basket.

Made from natural and sustainable materials, this vintage African basket is not only a beautiful decorative piece but also a conscious choice for those who value eco-friendly and ethical products. Each basket tells a story of tradition, history, and the skillful hands that created it.

Whether displayed on a shelf, used for storage, or incorporated into your home decor, this vintage handwoven African basket will undoubtedly become a cherished heirloom. Its timeless beauty and cultural significance make it a remarkable addition to any collection or a thoughtful gift for someone who appreciates artistry and African heritage.

Bring a piece of Africa into your home with the Vintage Handwoven African Basket with Lid and let its beauty and craftsmanship inspire conversation and admiration for years to come.