Colourful African baskets are truly a sight to behold. They are made with natural materials and handcrafted by indigenous people.These baskets are not just beautiful decor pieces. They are also functional tools for daily use.
These colourful African baskets were originally created for practical purposes, such as storing food and transporting goods. However, over time, they have evolved into intricate works of art that showcase the rich cultural traditions of African communities.
The use of vibrant hues is a hallmark of African art and is reflected in their basket weaving techniques. The weavers use an elephant grass to create intricate designs in bright colours such as red, yellow, green, blue, and orange. These colours are often inspired by the natural surroundings of the weavers and are symbolic of various aspects of African culture. Some of the patterns on African baskets are also symbolic and meaningful.
These colourful baskets can be used as storage for fruits, vegetables and other household items. They can even be used as shopping bags. In addition to their practical applications, purchasing these baskets is a way of supporting the livelihoods of our partner artisans who craft them. The income generated from selling their baskets helps to support families, pay for schooling and support the larger community.