Baskets

There are many different groups whose baskets are available at Calabash Gifts. We feature a unique collection of merchandise for sale.

Each group has a distinct style of basket which is made of materials found in their own environment. The baskets are an important part of the culture of the group and reflect the traditional manner in which that group uses baskets for collecting, preparing, serving and storing food. The baskets are used for traditional and religious ceremonies. The techniques of making the baskets are passed down from generation to generation and some specific features are unique for a particular family.

The baskets come in many different styles, sizes and prices.

Among the groups are represented in the collection are baskets from the following countries and their tribal groups:

  • Botswana-- very finely cut straw
  • Lesotho--straw
  • Zulu--Reeds and telephone wire
  • Ndebele--straw and beads for decoration and wooden strips from tree bark
  • Swazi-- brightly colored sisal twine
  • Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tonga, Makenge, Nigeria--straw
  • Ghana--straw covered with Leather or plastic and then decorated with cowrie shells
  • Madagascar--straw
  • Ethiopia--dyed straw
  • Tanzania--beaded wire

Zulu Telephone Wire Deep Basket

$250

Zulu Telephone Wire Deep Basket

$185

Zulu Telephone Wire Basket by Master Weaver Sindy Kanyile

$300

Zulu Telephone Wire Basket by Mbonison Khanyie

$200

Zulu Telephone Wire Basket

$150

Zulu Telephone Wire Basket, Woven by Alice Goaba

$150

Zulu Telephone Wire Basket, Woven by Alice Goaba

$150

Zulu Telephone Wire Basket, Woven by Hieziphi Mkhize

$150

Zulu Telephone Wire Basket, Woven by Alice Goaba

$150

Zulu Telephone Wire Basket

$200

Zulu Telephone Wire Baskets

$150-$200

Zulu Telephone Wire Vase

$100

Zulu Telephone Wire Basket

$30

Zulu Telephone Wire Basket

$100

Zulu Telephone Wire Basket

$60

Namibian Basket

$300

Botswana Lidded Basket

$250

Botswana Lidded Basket

$200

Zulu Basket Woven by by Nokwazi Nithlongo

$700

Zulu Basket

$700

Zulu Basket Woven by Dudy Manxele

$500

Zulu Basket Woven by Reginai Nsde

$600

Zulu Basket

$400

Zulu Basket

$400

Zulu Basket

$165

Zulu Basket

$250

Zulu Basket

Zulu Basket

Zulu Baskets, South Africa

$400, $60, $185

Zulu Basket Woven by Dudy Manxele

$500

Swazi Sisal Basket

$72

Swazi Sisal Basketry Tray, Coated

$130

Swazi Sisal Basket, Coated

$65

Swazi Sisal Basket, Coated

$65

Nigerian Basket

$250

Nigerian Basket

$250

Nigerian Basket

$200

Nigerian Basket

Straw Baskets

Straw Basket

Wire Baskets from South Africa, Tanzania, and Kenya

$35-$250

Wire Baskets

Hand woven Ethiopian basketry tray and lid

$250

Small baskets

Swazi basket

$150

Swazi basket

$100

Swazi basket

$85