Buhera Basket Lamp #1
The base of this unique table lamp is a basket that has traditionally been used for storing mealie (corn) meal and beer by people living in the Buhera District of Eastern Zimbabwe. Traditionally cow dung is smeared on the outside to make the vessels waterproof and a small lid is woven to stop the neck of the basket. Since our Buhera Baskets do not need to be waterproofed - we skip the application of the cow dung.
The baskets are woven by women only. A hole in the ground is used to lower the working area as the weavers work on the ground and not tables. During the rainy season (mid-December to mid-April) there are very few baskets available as the women have to farm. A basket of this size takes about four days to make. Due to the nature of production methods and the use of natural materials, each product may vary slightly in both dimensions and coloring - we believe that these natural variations enhance the authenticity of each item.
Dimensions: Basket: 13" Dia. x 15.5" H; Overall: 26" H - 9" Harp & Finial
- Bulb: 60W - E26 Standard Edison
Made of: Natural Grass
Made in: Zimbabwe
Includes Medium Drum lamp shade [15" x 16" x 11"] in White Burlap fabric
Ngala Trading is proud to promote a curated selection of authentic designs featuring sustainable materials readily available from and across Africa.
Each Bespoke item pictured here is the exact item offered for sale. Each item is one-of-a-kind. Please contact us prior to ordering if you have any questions or concerns about these unique pieces.
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Ngala Trading is proud to bring a new offering of one-of-a-kind, limited edition items to the North American marketplace through Ngala Bespoke. An extension of our brand that tells the story of beautiful, African, handmade design, Ngala Bespoke is curated by Creative Director, Lawson Ricketts during his visits to South Africa. Unlike the products in Ngala Trading’s catalogue that are either stocked or made-to-order, “Bespoke” products are one-of-a kind, and cannot be replicated.