This basket is rare and large. The leaves of the sisal plant are used to obtain a fibre which is rolled to twine, and then be woven to a basket.The sisal fibres are colored by adding them to the desired dye and bringing them to the boil. They are then left out in the shade to dry. Traditionally ladies have used natural colorants like certain tree bark or soil to create earthen shades of black, brown, grey and pale pinks and yellows. Textile dyes are now broadly being used in order to obtain bright colours.

Circa 1970

20" H x 18" W

African Sisal Vintage Basket


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