These artistic baskets are crafted and harvested of river reed, called imisi in Xhosa, which is used for both the weft and the warp of the weaving. Some of these baskets have a wire armature which, during their creation develop bumps and bends along the way which the weavers do not straighten, thereby giving the finished product its organic shape. Patterns vary and are unique to each basket.
Each is one-of-a-kind and possesses its own unique personality. Variations between items received and images shown can occur. To choose our current inventory, images can be requested here.
Kanju is a luxury design brand bringing the majesty and creative spirit of Africa to interiors worldwide, through beautiful, meticulously crafted artisan collections.