These baskets are hand-woven by the master weavers in the Binga district of Zimbabwe. The weavers are mainly women of the Tonga people.
Baskets in this style were originally created for winnowing maize, a process which separates grain from its outer casing. The grain would have been continuously thrown into the air from these wide flat baskets. These casing would blow away and only the heavier maize would land back into the basket.
These baskets are intricately woven with beautiful details. They create an incredible feature wall that is warm and traditional yet contemporary and refined.