Ribs of the Giraffe Place mat

Botswanean baskets are woven together by hand using palm tree leaves which are dyed using natural dyes created from crushing roots, bark and the leaves of trees.

The baskets follow set designs which mirror the natural world around them. Patterns made my animals in the sand, animal prints and their behaviours all influence the outcome of these designs. The stories behind them are as engaging as the baskets themselves. Check out the images below and see if you can identify this pattern from the index.

The baskets take a long time to manufacture due to the processes involved in just gathering the needed ingredients. This basket would have taken about 6 weeks to manufacture due to the size and design of it. Please see our clip in the Roots section of the site to watch it happen.

Size

41cm

Description

Palm tree leaves.

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