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Tonga Baskets

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”.


Sourcing difficulty: 1 = very easy to find, 5 = very rare 2
Dimensions 300 - 700mm (H)
Material River Reed
Finish Natural
Country of origin Zimbabwe

All products sourced and sold by Amatuli Trading Store are original, unique and handmade. No two items are exactly the same and because of this, variations in colour, size and condition may occur.

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