Binga / baTonga Baskets _ Large _ G
Binga / baTonga Baskets
19 to 22 inches wide
Binga baskets are woven using the over and under style of ‘simple’ weaving and a 16 inch diameter basket can take around 3 days to complete. The baskets are finished using a coiled rim with a distinctive herringbone pattern.
Due to the politics of present day Zimbabwe, these baskets are becoming more difficult to source.
It is a two day bus trip from Zimbabwe’s capital of Harare out to the Binga area - with much of the second day being on dirt roads.