Set of 3 Antique Makenge Baskets #782 – Paulski Art
Set of 3 Antique Makenge Baskets #782


PLEASE NOTE: These are collectible/Genuine Antique Makenge baskets. They are old, absolutely beautiful and some will have minor imperfections related to aging such as fiber or stitching breaks with a wood/smokey smell due to being stored in traditional smoke huts. This is a common feature to all Makenge baskets.

Diameter: 17-18 Inches
Quantity: 3 Baskets
Depth: 2-3 Inches
Material: Makenge Root Fiber
Origin: Rural Zambia
Colors: Cream, Dark Brown and Shades of Black
Uses: Mantle and Wall Display (Recommend a wall nail for wall display or braid through with a fishing line)

A century old and traditional technique of craftsmanship, Antique Makenge Baskets were handmade by highly skilled women artisans using fibers of the makenge bush root. The root was boiled at high temperatures to soften the skin/fibers which was then dyed using natural plant ingredients to provide functional weaving fibers. Today Old Makenge baskets are near impossible to find as many villagers no longer make them due to the intricate and time consuming process.

A single basket then, took anywhere between 4 - 6 weeks to construct and required a lot of patience. It is no wonder why these baskets were used as a bridal gift and kept as an heirloom representing a new life journey (marriage), family and prosperity.

Clean core of basket with a damp cloth and allow to dry as needed. Wet cloth on brim of basket could damage leaves/fiber so handle with care.

Please allow 3-4 business days to process each order. Basket will be shipped via UPS ground with a 14 days return policy from date of delivery. All return costs are covered by the customer. If you have any questions, please let us know.


Where is my order shipping from?

All orders directly placed on will be shipped from our warehouse in Salt Lake City, Utah via UPS or USPS carriers. 

When will my order be shipped?

We require 3-4 business days to process all incoming orders. Once shipped, orders will typically take 4-6 business days (UPS/USPS) to arrive within the U.S. Canada orders can take up to 2 weeks pending any customs delays. 

Can I expedite my order?

Unfortunately we do not offer expedited shipping given we always require 3-4 business days to properly package and box up each order.

Do you offer international shipping?

Yes! Outside of the U.S, we ship to Canada and most of the EU. If interested in one of our products with no international shipping, kindly contact us and we can accommodate your request. International orders will be shipped via USPS or DHL and all shipping costs are covered by the customer. 

What is your return policy?

We offer a 14-day return policy starting from the date of delivery. Please note that all return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer. To qualify for a refund, returned goods must be in their original condition and free of damage. We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these guidelines. Thank you 

How can I track my order?

Once your order has been shipped, an automated email containing a tracking number will be sent to the email used in your order. If you have not received this email, kindly check your spam folder as well or contact us directly.

What if I received a damaged or defective item?

All orders are carefully packaged and inspected prior to shipping. If you received a damaged item outside of the product description particularly for antique goods, then it would be our responsibility to accept the return and cover shipping costs. Please contact us via email with supporting images. 

How do I contact customer service?

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