Decor & Entertaining

Batonga Isangwa Baskets


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Handcrafted by the Tonga people, the flat baskets called “Isangwa” supports local craftsmanship and preserves know-how that has been passed down for many generations.

The Tonga people (or BaTonga) trace their origins back to central Africa. They arrived in Zimbabwe about AD 300 and set up in the riverine areas to cultivate riche soils and gather plants.

This traditionnal basket is weaved from dry palm leaves. Natural fibers are mixed with brown dyed fibers that produces superb and unique patterns. Sometime it even looks particularly modern.

Its primary use is the winnowing of cereals, that is to say the separation of grains.

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