basket case basket case
nov 24, 2010

basket case

image: the new basket workshop

basket case is the name of a recent exhibition held at the national gallery of zimbabwe in harare and curated by zimbabwe born designer heath nash. the exhibit featured basketry work from various local craft groups assembled together by the not-for-profit organization the new basket workshop. the new basket workshop provides design and product assistance to basket producers in southern africa. the craft groups exhibiting in basket case were the binga craft centre, bulawayo home industries, lupane women’s centre and the zienzele foundation. heath nash’s designs were among those works displayed, his lighting designs were produced in collaboration with local craftspeople. despite the importance of craft in zimbabwe, this was the first craft focused show held at the national gallery in almost 30 years. besides exhibiting works from the artists, the show also demonstrated how design can improve the lives of rural basket workers.

http://www.thenewbasketworkshop.org.za http://heathnash.com

image: the new basket workshop

image: the new basket workshop

image: the new basket workshop

image via bbc

image via bbc

image: the new basket workshop

image via bbc

image: the new basket workshop

image: the new basket workshop

image: the new basket workshop

image via bbc

  • me encanta, pienso en mis humildes cesto de parra y me abruma el desarrollo tecnológico de este tejido, NO ES FACIL SE LOS ASEGURO

    [email protected] says:
  • THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE DESIGN. THEY WERE MAKING THESE DESIGNS WAY BEFORE A DESIGNER CAME TO “DICTATE” WHAT THEY SHOULD DO.

    sarah says:
  • Sao lindos esses trabalhos artesanais. E preciso valoriza-los sempre.

    Adriana says:

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