2016 Master Weaver Collection

Each basket is designed and made by a Master Weaver and is one of a kind.

This gallery features the baskets that make up the 2016 Collection.

#751 Spiral Fikile Nkambule
#751 Spiral Fikile Nkambule

A stunning basket with these spiraling lines. Elegant and contemporary.

#766 Mickey and Rosie Ester Zulu
#766 Mickey and Rosie Ester Zulu

Mickey and Rosie are immortalised on a basket, the two dogs that live at Tintsaba.

#769 Abstract by Sitani Mvoti
#769 Abstract by Sitani Mvoti

Inspired by rural Swaziland

#763 Domestic Wildlife by Ester Zulu
#763 Domestic Wildlife by Ester Zulu

Another animal inspired basket, from animals that can be found the homestead.

#749 Geometric by Fikile Nkambule
#749 Geometric by Fikile Nkambule

Inspired by flowers and creating a geometric version in this basket.

#770 Chicken Run bt Ester Zulu
#770 Chicken Run bt Ester Zulu

Inspired by her surroundings Ester has immortalised her chickens and roosters.

#753 Abstract by Dudu Dladla
#753 Abstract by Dudu Dladla

The interlocking abstract pattern in unique to the artistic style of Dudu.

#747 Flower by Fikile Nkambule
#747 Flower by Fikile Nkambule

Inspired by the many flowers of spring in Swaziland

#759 Blue Protea by Patricia Dlamini
#759 Blue Protea by Patricia Dlamini

The protea is native to the region and is a large inspiration for many designs.

#755 Homestead by Nelsiwe Dlamini
#755 Homestead by Nelsiwe Dlamini

Inspired by her home, Nelsiwe created this basket. Huts usually symbolize family, sharing and unity.

#764 Gone Wild by Ester Zulu
#764 Gone Wild by Ester Zulu

Various species of antelope and hornbill birds are commonly found in games parks, now on a basket.

#774 Forrest by Nelsiwe Dlamini
#774 Forrest by Nelsiwe Dlamini

In Swazi culture trees represent prosperity and growth for the homestead and the the local community.

#772 Whirlpool by Alice Ndwandwe
#772 Whirlpool by Alice Ndwandwe

Inspired by the greatest drought in Swaziland in living memory.

#758 Diamonds by Alice Ndwandwe
#758 Diamonds by Alice Ndwandwe

The newest Master Weaver this was her first piece, reflecting on through motivation one can transform.

#773 Water Lily Lomsombuluko Dlamini
#773 Water Lily Lomsombuluko Dlamini

Inspired by water lilies floating, especially due to Swaziland is in severe drought.

#754 Kaleidoscope by Sindi Majola
#754 Kaleidoscope by Sindi Majola

This design was inspired by what you see through the glass of a kaleidoscope.

#776 Papaya Tree by Ester Zulu
#776 Papaya Tree by Ester Zulu

Another common thing you can find in many homesteads are papaya trees.

#756 Fruit King by Ester Mamba
#756 Fruit King by Ester Mamba

A simplified design inspired by the 'King of all Fruits', the sweet and delicious pineapple.

#752 Diamonds by Lungile Vilakati
#752 Diamonds by Lungile Vilakati

The diamond design can be found in Swazi culture, in the dress, basketry designs and other elements.

#757 Sun Dud Dlamini
#757 Sun Dud Dlamini

Inspired by the sun, this baskets features the rays shedding their light onto the earth.

#762 Pheonix by Ester Zulu
#762 Pheonix by Ester Zulu

The pheonix rises from the ashes in this representation of the mythical event.

#760 Rainbow by Irene Mamba
#760 Rainbow by Irene Mamba

This is a burst of colour!

#771 Morning Star by Elinah Khumalo
#771 Morning Star by Elinah Khumalo

The fresh morning colours of the sisal add the feeling of a fresh new day approaching, which was the inspiration.

#761 Man by Irene Mamba
#761 Man by Irene Mamba

This story shows how man is with peace but prepares for war.

#768 The Big Five by Ester Zulu
#768 The Big Five by Ester Zulu

The Big Five; Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Cheetah.

#748 Diamonds by Fikile Nkambule
#748 Diamonds by Fikile Nkambule

This designs represents the strength of society, culture and ourselves.

#765 Wildlife by Ester Zulu
#765 Wildlife by Ester Zulu

Ester is renown for specialising in weaving animals, extremely difficult to do.

#750 Saturns Rising
#750 Saturns Rising

Inspired by a symbol representing hard work and discipline.

#767 Babooning Around by Ester Zulu
#767 Babooning Around by Ester Zulu

Inspired by the commonly found Dog Faced Baboon, always on the prowl for food.

#775 Ndebele by Monphumelelo Dlamini
#775 Ndebele by Monphumelelo Dlamini

Inspired by the traditional geometric designs and aesthetics of a Ndebele style homestead.

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