Vintage African Wedding Baskets

$275 - $365
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Product info

Our Vintage African Wedding Baskets are rich in texture and tradition. These distinctive beauties are individually handwoven from the roots of the Makenge bush— a sustainable species that grows throughout the floodplains of Zambia’s Mongu region. Once cut and peeled, the interior of the root is boiled and dyed using natural plant dyes to create sturdy fibers in tonal brown hues. According to a centuries-old marriage custom, these baskets were gifted to a bride by her mother or mother-in-law on her wedding day as a symbol of family and the ancestors who came before. The bride would use it in her new home for winnowing grains and other daily tasks until her own daughter’s wedding, when the heirloom would be passed down again. Any imperfections were lovingly and artistically repaired with coarse maize husks, preserving each basket for future generations while also adding unique details. Perfect on the coffee table for a global touch, we love our African Wedding Baskets even more hung on the wall in multiples for a one-of-a-kind display.

 

•handwoven using roots of the makenge bush following traditional methods

•originally used for winnowing grains

•repaired with maize husks

•zambia

 

Dimensions

•medium: approximately 18.5" diameter x 3.5"H
•large: approximately 23.25" diameter x 5"H

Shipping Options

Small Items

  • UPS STANDARD DELIVERY — Arrives in 3-5 business days. Price dependent on weight/size of item(s).
  • UPS EXPRESS DELIVERY — Arrives in 2 days. Price dependent on weight/size of item(s).
  • IN-STORE PICKUP — Pick up at our Chicago shop anytime during store hours. Free.
  • COMPLIMENTARY DELIVERY — Pillows, rugs & JH Gift Cards always ship free via UPS ground service. Arrives in 3-5 business days. Free.

Furniture/Large Items

  • DOCK TO DOCK — Your order will be shipped to a local warehouse or receiving agent. Access to a loading dock is required. Arrives in 1-2 weeks.
  • FRONT DOOR DELIVERY — Your order will be shipped to a local delivery company, who will contact you to set up delivery. They will leave your wrapped order at the first dry/secure area. Arrives in 1-2 weeks.
  • WHITE GLOVE DELIVERY — Your order will be shipped to a local delivery company, who will contact you to set up delivery. They will unwarp, inspect, assemble and place your item in your home. Arrives in 2-3 weeks.

See our full shipping info or email us anytime at info@jaysonhome.com to learn more.


Return Policy

Non-furniture Merchandise
Return non-furniture items purchased on our website within 30 days of original delivery for a full refund. We will inspect the returned item(s) and issue a refund to the same credit card used for original purchase. You will receive a confirmation email once we have processed your credit. All shipping charges are non-refundable and will be deducted from your refund.


In-stock Furniture Items

We accept returns of furniture in its original condition when you contact us within 14 days of receiving your item. To receive a full refund, call us at 800.472.1885 or email us at returns@jaysonhome.com. We will arrange to have the item(s) picked up by a local freight company, who will contact you to coordinate pick up. Once returned to our warehouse, we will inspect your item(s) and issue a refund accordingly. Damage or other conditional issues may require deductions from your refund. All shipping charges are non-refundable and will be deducted from your refund.


See our full return info or email us anytime at returns@jaysonhome.com to learn more.