Namibia, Omba Art Trust, Basket Weaving
The Omba Arts Trust is more than a promoter of quality Namibian crafts and art; as a registered member of the World Fair Trade Organisation, Omba supports the sustainable livelihoods of marginalised communities in Namibia. With over 20 years refining and developing traditional and contemporary crafts in rural villages, Omba offers a diverse range of unique products–each with a story to tell:
Baskets from both agricultural and hunter-gatherer communities, are handcrafted from palm leaves and coloured with natural dyes. Numerous traditional styles are carried including bowl-shaped baskets with intricate patterns, gathering baskets with handles, soft baskets adapted from a technique used to make traditional beer strainers and colourful baskets with bead decoration.
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