African Basket Update

We received dozens of new Bolga baskets, our most popular African baskets, this week.  If you’re looking for natural colored rectangle or oval Bolga baskets this is a great time to see a wide selection.  We also have lots of new flower Bolga baskets in various sizes, and tapered oval baskets in both natural and dyed.

Bolga baskets are the work horses of African baskets, built for practicality and durability.   Zulu baskets are more like show horses.  Although they still are used in South Africa for storing and transporting liquids and dry goods, the majority of Zulu baskets produced these days are art pieces.  They have a way of looking both deeply traditional and strikingly modern, and fit a wide range of décors.  We are gradually growing our selection of Zulu beer baskets.  If you come into the store and don’t see one you like, ask as we may well have more in the back that you can view.

One of our goals for 2011 is to become the premier online retailer of African baskets, so look for us to continue to widen our selection.


About tangozuluimports

***This blog has been retired as of 1/1/2013. We invite you to follow us at*** This blog is about the products and business practices of Tango Zulu Imports, a small fair trade company in historic Port Gamble, Washington. We carry an array of artisan products from developing countries, with a specialty in African baskets.
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