Swazi Sisal Baskets
Swazi Sisal African Baskets
These highly collectible baskets were handmade in Swaziland from Sisal fibers gathered from the sisal plant (a weed). The sisal plant is in the Agave family and its fibers are so known for strength that it is increasingly being used as an environmentally-friendly strengthening agent to replace harmful substances in industrial production processes.
Each fiber is harvested, dried, hand dyed, dried again, then rolled against the weaver's leg until the perfect thread is drawn out. An average of 30-40 hours per basket makes these one of the most labor intensive of all African baskets for their size.
Some of the best quality handwoven baskets in the world, these baskets are traditionally given as gifts and symbolize long and happy life.
You will receive the exact basket pictured!
Approximately 6.5" Across x 1.5" Tall