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Ethnically Woven Baskets

Do you like a touch of African decor in your home? If you're considering buying some ethnically woven baskets, listen up. Michelle Trimborn of Design Quarters tells us where to find them:

  • Weylandts has a large variety available including light fittings and lamps.
  • Heartworks also has a great selection and their crafters can make up commissioned items.
  • African Home is another supplier of very traditional baskets, for example, the Ilala Palm Zulu baskets with lids.
  • Alternatively, the Basket Makers Association could assist you with any specific style you are looking for.
  • There is also a well-priced gem of a gallery called Induna Gallery in the Palm Centre in Woodstock, Cape Town. They stock a wide variety of ethnic art and craftwork, and will source items for you as well.
Of course, there are the ever present entrepreneurs on the side of the road who also supply beautiful options. Look out for entrepreneurs with kiosks, for example, throughout St Georges Mall in Cape Town. Take a stroll along there on a Thursday and visit the Earth Fair Market for yummy refreshments and eats whilst sitting in the dappled shade of one of the many trees. Being in Africa, you can find a supply of ethnically themed baskets in several different places, whether it is on the street or at a decor outlet. Whatever your choice, make sure you support local initiatives as there is some wonderful talent out there. For more information you can contact Michelle on 021-801-6680 or visit designquarters.co.za. Image credit for lounge: Micky Hoyle Have you got a particular question about a decor, food, or DIY issue? Email it to houseandleisure@assocmags.co.za and we’ll do our best to answer it!