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Winnowing Tonga/Binga Baskets are now used as Contemporary House Decor


The traditional African baskets designed by Batonga/ Binga women of the Batonga tribe situated in Zimbabwe, have become a unique home decor item in various homes at home and abroad. These baskets were originally used for winnowing grains.

In recent years, these exquisite baskets have become more well-liked as an alternative to conventional wall art for contemporary house design.


Most Batonga women use the conventional weaving methods known from time to time to make these baskets with elaborate patterns.

The baskets are made entirely of organic, locally obtained materials including wild grasses, tiny vines, and palm leaves that have been colored with tree bark. The Batonga/Binga people still utilize the largest-sized baskets for their original function of winnowing grains.