Basket Weaving

Lekki Arts & Craft Market

Basket Weaving

Lagos, Lagos 106104, Nigeria

Created By: Saleema


Traditionally, basket weaving is the process of weaving elastic materials like cane, palm frond, rubber, and metal wires among others into a basket. Walking through the market you will observe that basket weaving has evolved to create furniture, art pieces, bags and even jewelry.

Musa, is from Kaduna, talks his audience through the process. This involves meticulously weaving strands of fiber over and under each other to create a round shape,similar to what hair stylists do with braids. Walking around the market it is clear that similar to beading,basket weaving is dominated by the Hausa tribe. He explains that most craftsmen who also hail from his region spend two months living in Lagos to sell their goods, and the following two living back in their villages creating more products whilst spending time with their families.

You can see Musa’s work in shop F8

This point of interest is part of the tour: Lekki Arts & Craft Market


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