Nyami-Nyami Baskets

  • $130.00

Nyami Nyami is the Mystical river god that is believed to have lived and controlled the Zambezi River.These artistic baskets are crafted from palm leaves(Malala) – Wild twigs (Nsamu) – and creeping vines(tende) which are used for both the weft and the warp of the weaving.

Some of these baskets have a wire armature which, during their creation develop bumps and bends along the way which the weavers do not straighten, thereby giving the finished product its organic shape.  Patterns vary and are unique to each basket.

Each of them have been painstakingly woven by hand by artisans in Zambia. 

  • Materials: Vines, Palm Leaves
  • Colors: Natural, Cocoa
  • Origin: Zambia
  • Care & Maintenance: Style indoors or outdoors in a dry place. Clean with a damp cloth and allow to dry. Baskets will darken slightly and become more firm with age.

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