Wall decor winnowing basket sets or Binga or Tonga wall baskets are crafted using locally and naturally growing wild grasses. These techniques have been passed down to the next generation for decades.
The largest Binga basket is about 50cm in diameter and the smallest is about 25cm in diameter.
About the Tonga Baskets
Over the centuries the tribe women have perfected their techniques. They now produce a complete range of winnowing baskets that offer great strength and design. Allowing you to use these winnowing baskets for anything from storage to decoration. These beautiful handwoven Tonga baskets are made Tonga women in Zimbabwe and originally been used for winnowing grain. These baskets are truly unique both in their colors and designs as each lady expresses herself in each piece. Perfect for wall decoration or for displaying fruit and bread on the table.
Each basket is made locally made and checked for perfection before it is handed out for selling. This allows us to offer you an authentic piece from the tribe. Also, these baskets are largely used in the African region and come in various sizes. So you can use them easily without having to worry about durability. These baskets will make a great addition to your wall décor collection and will make for a stunning piece in your home.
You will receive a basket closely similar to the ones pictured, but please bear in mind each basket is uniquely handcrafted.
It is also a perfect gift for a girlfriend, mum or sister or, for a stylish friend who appreciates ethically made home-ware and art.
The damming of the Herculean Zambezi River birthed the Lake Kariba, which holds four times as much the water as China’s three gorges dam. As the lake filled up with water, the BaTonga were left with no choice but to to relocate to their present day lands that are barren and difficult to farm in Northwest Zimbabwe. There are also baTonga people - separated from their families by the 2,000 square mile lake - that live in the South of the neighboring country of Zambia.