Zulu Isiquabetho Bowl Basket South Africa
A handmade isiquabetho basket by the Zulu People in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This isiquabetho basket was woven by Linden Mbokaz.
Handwoven by skilled Zulu artisans using traditional techniques and Ilala palm fibers, these baskets embody the rich tapestry of Zulu identity. Adorned with geometric and symbolic designs inspired by Zulu beadwork, they narrate stories of tradition and belief. Originally functional for storage and transport, Isiquabetho baskets have seamlessly adapted to contemporary uses, becoming both practical and decorative.
A large basin-shaped basket is used for gathering and carrying grain. The smaller bowls are used for serving dry foods such as beans, fruits, or nuts.
Approximate Age: 21st Century