Binga baskets, tonga baskets, wall decor baskets, african baskets, set wall baskets , african baskets, fruit baskets, storage baskets are made by a Zimbabwean tribe called Batonga in the Matebeleland region. These were originally from Zambia but were relocated during the expansion of the Zambezi river. I have started working with the elderly women of Tonga who find passion and pride in intricately weaving these multi purpose baskets which bring a unique aura to a room. These African decor of Binga baskets will connect you to a tribe that is rich in tradition and culture.
Locally gathered materials including wild grass, small vines and palm leaves constitute the baskets. The largest sized bowls are still used by the Batonga people for their original purpose of ‘winnowing’ grains. Wind winnowing is an agricultural method developed by ancient cultures for separating grain from chaff. In its simplest form it involves throwing the mixture into the air so that the wind blows away the lighter chaff, while the heavier grains fall back down for recovery.
There is a lot of work that goes into picking drying , curing & weaving Binga baskets. I have spent some time on several occasions as we go through the process of intricately weaving these much sought after baskets.
This beautiful culture has been passed on from generations and it is in the Batonga genes to be creative with the local material they have access to wherever they can be found!
These wall decor baskets are a great addition to any home, guest house, hotel, lodge or restaurant.
Please visit us on our Etsy site https://www.etsy.com/shop/BingabasketsandArt for a wide selection of wall decor baskets.
We have an amazing SALE, and this is a limited offer on some selected wall decor, wall hanging, wall baskets . We also have an opening special on hand woven place mats, rustic table mats that will now be part of our diverse offering. This discount, special is for you to grab, hurry and choose your set of beautifully crafted Binga, Tonga baskets! If you have any special order request don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.