These beautiful handmade Binga baskets are a traditional fair trade product from Zimbabwe. The Binga baskets (also called Tonga baskets) are made from a variety of natural and locally harvested materials, using palm leaves from the Ilala palm as a base, and are dyed with tree bark. Making such a basket is a labour-intensive process. Producing an average basket takes an average of two weeks.
The Binga baskets are easily hung on the wall with a small nail that you fix through the weaving pattern in the wall. This way, the baskets hang neatly against the wall and the nail disappears into the weaving pattern.