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Top 3 African Handicrafts That Will Shed Tears of Pride

There is a lot of talk about sustainability and ethical shopping these days, and for good reason. The way we consume affects not only the environment but also the people who make the products we buy. This is why supporting African artisans by shopping for handcrafted items is such a great idea. Not only are you getting a one-of-a-kind product, but you are also helping to preserve traditional craftsmanship. In this article, we will showcase five of the best African handcrafted products that will make you proud to be an ethical shopper! African Handcrafts 1. African Wall Baskets - The oldest known baskets were discovered in Faiyum in upper Egypt and have been carbon dated to between 10,000 and 12,000 years old,...

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The Meaning Behind the Patterns on Rwandan Basketry

''Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.” ~ Richard P. Feynman It has always been amazing how a simple click on Google brings up an abundance of results we were not entirely aware of, and opens up our minds to a sea of wonder and knowledge. You just have to find the credibility behind it. Africa's history has never fallen short of this, as the evidence exists all over the world. The realization that what we know is just the tip of the iceberg. If I had a dollar for how many colors and patterns on Rwandan baskets I have seen and...

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HISTORY BEHING THE MAKENGE BASKET

In Zambia, new brides are given a hand-woven basket made from the roots of the Makenge bush known to the rest of the world as "Makenge Basket". This is part of a centuries-old custom passed from generation to generation. The baskets are frequently handed down to the bride by her mother or in-laws, and she will pass them on to her own daughter when she gets married. In fact, the baskets are so long lasting that they may be used for hundreds of years in the same family.

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A Tale Behind Tonga Baskets

The Tonga baskets from this area are constructed from locally sourced, long-lasting materials such as palm leaf, twigs, and makenge tree roots. The makenge root, which is known for its durability, grows stronger with each harvest owing to frequent harvesting; it is a wonderfully sustainable material for basket weaving because of this.

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Tips on How to Create A Wall Gallery With African Wall Baskets

Did you know that African wall baskets are trending now? If you are an ardent internet user, you must have seen these baskets on social media pages. And they deserve all the hype they are getting lately. These baskets can transform a boring wall space in an incredible way. If a cluster of these are hung on a wall, they can make a captivating view that could work for a range of home décor styles. Whether your home style is rustic, coastal, contemporary or traditional, these African baskets have what it takes to revamp it. Furthermore, the accessories are readily available and inexpensive. They are the easiest way to do up your plain-looking walls. If you are feeling interested in...

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