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Vintage carved wooden rounded rectangular shaped bowls and pots with metal patch that have been used by the Turkana tribe in Kenya. The bowls and jugs are carved by the women using traditional tools and an indigenous tree. The small bowls were used to drink milk and soup from. Our collection changes all the time and are one-of-a kind pieces.
Namji dolls are fertility dolls which have various purposes and multiple meanings. They are used for play and magic. They are used as toys with special significance, as charms to enhance women’s childbearing ability. Namji dolls are also carried as good luck during a hunt.
The concept of fertility is highly valued in African societies as being the essence of life. It is deeply rooted in customs and behaviour, thus appearing in their art.
Tonga baskets are winnowing baskets. After maize has been ground, it is tossed on these baskets, removing husks and unwanted chaff. Tonga baskets made in Zimbabwe are characterised by their flatness, whereas the Zambian Tonga baskets are deeper with a broader square “foot”.
We stock a variety of different patterns.
Makenge baskets are winnowing baskets. After maize has been ground it is tossed on these baskets, removing any rough pieces or husks. Makenge baskets are made from the root of the Makishi plant.
We stock vintage baskets (very rare), bowls and coloured baskets (white, black and grey). We put those on a stand to turn it into a beautiful interior piece.