5\" African Zulu Ukhamba Herb Baskets new Africa #74 For Sale
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5\" African Zulu Ukhamba Herb Baskets new Africa #74:
You will receive exact basket in pictures. ±5 \" high x 3½\" wideIncludes information tag shown in pic. Zululand (yes that is the large area of South Africa where the Zulu live) is a remote area in the far North East part of South Africa that borders with Mozambique and the Indian Ocean. Few tourists make it to this area. World class Scuba diving is the main attraction (I had the pleasure of working as a Scuba Instructor there). Back to the \"remote\", shipping (from Africa) is a main concern with these baskets. Large and bulky space is a major cost issue, will not fit in most airline baggage. I consider African baskets an excellent décor value. A statement to women\'s art, women who live in a harsh environment. Universal art that will grace any home regardless of ethnic background. Basket weaving is a dying art as this is a \"rural\" craft. This basket should be considered investment art. Look over my selection of TONGA baskets, Zulu dolls and zulu telephone wire baskets in my store category AFRICAN ART (left side this page) for a glorious compliment to any Zulu Basket. (Zulu - Wow - what a cool name).OMMON COLORS USED IN ZULU BASKETS & HOW THE COLORS ARE MADE:
Brown (Ububende) Palm leaves are kept in muddy soil for up to a week.
Khaki Green & Khaki Brown (Mxuba) Palm leaves are soaked and boiled in a mixture of cow dung and water.
Black (Omniyama) Palm leaves are first precolored in river mud and then boiled for 8 hours in a leaf and water mixture from the Umbuque tree.
Lilac (Ubukhwebezane) Palm leaves are boiled in a mixture of crushed shrub leaves and water.
Pale Red (Bomvu) Palm leaves are boiled for 2 days in a mixture of crushed Tal shrub leaves and wateWill combine shipping on multiple items. Place all items into your shopping cart and chose continue shopping. When you are done shopping, select the button \"Request Total From Seller\" inside your shopping cart. Please wait for my invoice so I can adjust shipping cost. If it is a weekend or holiday, invoice may take long