Nzuri

Nzuri

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The ladies use Raffia  and banana stalk locally known as “bukeddo”to create these coiled woven baskets.The weaving skill is traditionally passed on to children at the tender age of 9 years from mother/ grandmother. As a weaver starts from the center  of the basket working her way out some of the designs featured here represent true craft skills. As mentioned the materials used are raffia which is a light fibre that is removed from a long palm-like leaf usually grown in the forests and the bukeddo is harvested from the banana plantations. Raffia ‘s length makes it an ideal material for basket weaving and it  can be dyed into almost any color, which makes it very handy indeed,  It will take 2 and half days to make one 40 cm’’ basket.