Small Turquoise Cylindrical Basket from Uganda


Small Turquoise Cylindrical Basket 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 small basket in cylindrical shape with beautiful pattern in turquoise blue, brown, black and ivory. Use basket as a planter or for small storage needs. Basket measures 6" in height and 9" in diameter. This is a handcrafted item, so product may vary slightly in color and craft from the images.

This basket is made by artisans in rural Uganda.