Zulus

Today I am visiting Zulus, a tribe of people who live in South Africa along the coast of the Indian Ocean.  They are famous for their basket work.  By tradition, Zulu baskets made of dried palm fronds and were plain, with no decoration. Now, the baskets are made with recycled wire and each is unique in shape, pattern, color, weave and size. No two baskets are ever the same, even if made by the same person.  The patterns, each with their own meaning, vary from pretty bands to triangles, diamonds, zig-zags, and checkerboard styles. Cats always like baskets to sleep in, I think I will get one for my new bed!

Purrs,  Gulliver

zulu basket


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