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Vintage Zulu Basket from South Africa with Acrylic Stand

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Intricately woven and colorful beer basket was made by a female weaver from the Hlabisa settlement in the uMkhanyakude District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. 

This unique piece represents a 'Marriage Design' and is typically woven by the Bride or a member of her family as a gift from her to the Groom. This is a very detailed example with series of zig-zag patterns, diamonds and triangles - each with a representative meaning (see pictures). It also has an array of colors from a natural buff, brown and black to pink, burgundy and mustard.

This basket comes with a new circular acrylic base for display. Between its pattern and blend of colors, it would complement a variety of home décor environments from Southwestern, Coastal, Mid-Century Modern to Boho and Transitional. Create your own collection – please look for other baskets that we offer.  

Place of Origin: Hlabisa, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Date of Manufacture: late-20th century

Condition: Excellent, original documentation included with basket.

Wear: Please refer to pictures.

Dimensions: 

Basket: 13.25 in. H X 9.75 in. Diam. (Body), 3.75 in. Diam. (Mouth)

Acrylic Base: 5 in. Diam. X 1 in. H / Total: 14.25 in. H

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Zulu basketry is represented in The Met, and in private collections worldwide.

Vintage Zulu Basket from South...

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$277.00
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