Large Natural Fruit Basket Bowl from Uganda


Large Natural Fruit Basket Bowl from Uganda.

Basket making is a traditional craft in Uganda. Baskets are made using natural and locally available materials such as banana leaf stalks and raffia fibers. Raffia fibers are extracted from dried raffia palm leaves. Natural and dyed raffia fibers are wrapped around dried banana stalks to form a pipe like structure. This pipe is then coiled to create a basket, coaster or trivet. Each pattern on the basket is designed by how the raffia fibers are wrapped around the banana stalks.

This is a large natural basket bowl with black swirl pattern. Basket bowl measures 15" in diameter and 4" in height. These bowls can be used as fruit bowls, centerpiece bowls or as wall decor. A loop is attached to hang the bowl. Wipe with a damp cloth to clean. This is a handcrafted item, so product may vary slightly in color and craft from the images.

These bowls are made by artisans in Uganda.