Our Vintage African Wedding Baskets look great placed as an object on a table or hung on the wall. These original artifacts are one of the most useful items that African women own. They are used to collect grain, seeds and vegetables from the fields and they are often filled with cassava roots and set out to dry in the sun.
Since each basket takes a month or longer to weave, women opt to repair them rather than weaving new ones. Patches made from banana leaf or corn husk are woven into place using the same makenge roots with which the basket was originally created. Once patched, the basket can continue to be used for many years.
Each basket is considered unique, please allow for variation in dimensions and patterns.