Winnowing Baskets

Winnowing Baskets

Leah Moss
Sep 3, 2010

Last summer I fell in love with the natural textures and subtle patterns in the above collection of antique African winnowing baskets, and have been on a search for the best sources ever since. Sadly, I have yet to visit Uganda, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, but lucky for us there are a multitude of fair trade and appealing real deal choices online.

1 My inspiration picture from the June/July issue of Interiors Magazine.
2 The Tonga Binga Basket from Zimbabwe, sold through Africa Direct
3 A Vintage Makenge Basket made by the Mbundu and Losi women of the remote Western Provence of Zambia, fair trade sold through Ananse Village
4 A Bukedo & Raffia Bowl made in Uganda, fair trade sold through Baskets From Africa
5 Banana Fiber Coil Basket sold through First Choice decor

6 Plateau Baskets made by Tonga women living on the highlands of the Southern Province of Zambia, fair trade sold through One World Projects
7 Rwandan sisal and sweet grass fruit bowl, sold through Rwanda Basket Company
8 A vintage Makenge wedding basket made in Zambia, sold through Cyber Rug
9 Winnowing baskets handcrafted in Uganda, fair trade sold through Swahili Imports
10 Raffia Striped Basket Black made in Uganda, fair trade sold through Ten Thousand Villages

Image: Interiors Magazine

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