Kavango Deep Makalani Bowl


Artist: Unnamed Kavango Weaver
Kavango Tribe, Namibia
Presented by Baskets of Africa

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In Namibia, Kavango women weave baskets with Makalani palm leaves that have been colored with vegetable-based dyes, using age old recipes handed down through generations. Getting the natural dye to soak into the waxy palm leaves is very tricky and some weaving material may be left soaking in a dye bath for more than a week at a time. Weave quality, basket size, difficulty of producing dye colors, and complexity of pattern all combine to determine the prices on these one-of-a-kind creations. The weaver of this basket is unnamed because communal groups deliver the baskets without individual names.

Dimensions: 10” X 8” tall

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