The art of basketry in Uganda : Uganda is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region in East-Central Africa. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin and has a varied but generally moderate equatorial climate.

Uganda is one of the poorest nations in the world and tourism is one of the major sources of its finance and with that case Uganda has got a lot of supporting factors that make tourism even more fun for different visitors in this land locked area.

art is one of the many gifts of talents that where given to Uganda in the form of amusement and one of the most adored things that come out of art is basketry, basketry is one of the most selling activities in Uganda that is simple made from home and by different kinds of age of youths and adults in Uganda.

The different shapes and colors of the baskets make them even more attractive to see day by day and most of the visitors buy these items and keep them in their houses as decoration and in Uganda these baskets are used for different kinds of activities hence Uganda safari brings to you the fun of basketry while on your Uganda safari venture most especially on a cultural encounter,

How baskets are made in Uganda

Uganda safari gives one the chance to engage in the art of basketry through the different connections with the best teachers of the art of basketry, Uganda safari activities don’t just stop on the Uganda safari activities that are full of excitement but also give you the chance to enjoy the art in the Uganda safari activity of basketry.

In Uganda Baskets are made out of traditional fibers, sourced locally. Baskets are made at home in between household chores.

This art is sold out in different areas of art shops and on Uganda safari you get to have the chance to buy and support the makers of these lovely art pieces.

There are two types at the moment but both are ‘coiled baskets

The thicker coiled baskets are made out of raffia wrapped and stitched around a coil of dried grass and banana leaf stems.  The raffia is dyed and a sharp metal tool is used to aid the wrapping.

Weaving is a long process and it takes around 2 – 3 days to weave a basket.  This is on top of harvesting, preparing and dying the materials.  Banana trees and raffia palms grow in abundance around villages and homesteads

The art of basketry in Uganda
The art of basketry in Uganda

Traditionally baskets are used to hold food or to carry and store household items. Many of the Ugandan homesteads have them hung on the wall as decoration.

And that is all you will need for a successful basketry tour in Uganda get the chance to involve yourself in the art of basketry and also have the pleasure of learning how to make them with your own hands in this season of Uganda safari activities and excitement.

with Uganda safari have the best chance and expect lots more of entertainment in the pearl of Africa with the best safari guiding company it is simple just a phone call and all is done under your favor for the best of you and your family in this January get a quick stop at the pearl of Africa

Most famous areas to get these lovely and attractive items

Having a Uganda safari basketry tour gives you the chance to have to get these lovely items in your house and also have them as remembrance during the times you had a visit on a Uganda safari with all the Uganda safari activities one can engage in Uganda safari guides have in as a point that most sightsees love to keep souvenirs.

Uganda safari as well below also gives you the list Ugandan baskets that can easily be got from these local art markets on a Uganda safari basketry tour just as you visit them get the one you desire most.

Baskets can be found almost anywhere in Uganda however the following markets provide a variety to pick from and also give the sense of their true beauty to the ones in need of them

Markets in Uganda to get the baskets

  • The National Theatre African Crafts Market
  • The Buganda Road African Crafts Market
  • Uganda Equator African Market
  • Nakasero Market
  • Nakawa Market

Types of baskets in Uganda

  1. Ntemere et Ndiro
  2. Nubian kuta
  3. Nubian tabaga
  4. Nubian Gufu
  5. Natural baskets

Other safari activities to do after the search for baskets

After the search of the beauty behind basketry get the chance to have a great taste of the most exciting activities in Uganda with the aid of Uganda safari and the its best guides that will give you the best of it all in order to have it at your lips the next time you get to come back for more adventure in the pearl of Africa.

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Bird watching
  • Water Rafting
  • Hiking mountains
  • Kampala City Tour
  • Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari
  • Boat Cruise
  • Sport Fishing
  • Zip lining in Mabira Forest
  • Jet Boating on the Nile
  • White water rafting and Kayaking
  • Cycling and mountain Biking
  • Golf Safari
  • Horse Back Riding
  • Quad Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Stand Up Paddle
  • River Boarding or Surfing
  • Jet Boating
  • Boat Cruise
  • Family Float

Uganda safari activities are so very many that can’t be finished due to the fact that every area provides its own kind of Uganda safari experience and once in Uganda get to discover more and more each day.

There are thousands of Uganda safari activities that are to be carried in the pearl of Africa and with Uganda safari you have the open chance to explore any destination in the country for one’s own choice.

with just a single phone call and make your bookings get the your wish granted by uganda safari in just a minute.

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