Basket Weaving In Different African Countries

Basket weaving is an old tradition that can be found in different African countries. It is a welll respected skill that is handed down from one generation to the next. Each basket is unique in its style so you will never get two baskets that are identical. Basket weaving is mostly practiced by women in rural communities as a source of income. It always amazes me how their skilfully hands turn simple grass into strong sturdy baskets that are able to store food and clothing. 

Here are a few baskets take can be found in different African countries and a videos showing you the process to make some of them.

Bolga Baskets, Ghana

Coil Baskets, Senegal

Binga Baskets, Zimbabwe 

Rwenzori Baskets, Uganda

Zulu Baskets, South Africa

Bantu Baskets, Somalia



Posted on March 26, 2015 and filed under African Culture, Education.