Vintage basket, Mbunda, Zambia


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Women of the small ethnic group Mbunda, in western Zambia, make these baskets for winnowing or storage of grain.

They are made of makenge roots. Makenge is a shrub that grows commonly near water in the Mongu area.

This vintage basket shows local damagse and repairs that brings to it a unique charm and authenticity.

This cute sample is 60 cm in diameter and 10 cm high.

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