Beautiful ceramic 12 Lady Bambanani Bowl – Dark Blue color accented with vivid white designs. Handmade pottery bowls created by South African artists. Each piece is hand painted, glazed and kiln fired to a beautiful finish. The quality is truly outstanding. The 12 Lady Bambanani bowl is South Africa’s adaptation of the popular Friendship Bowls and are available in a variety of colors and sizes. Each bowl features a group of Ladies in colorful traditional dresses wearing a matching headscarf. Around their dress bodice is a blanket holding an infant on her back, which is traditionally how African babies are carried. All the Zizamele artists are Xhosa women from the local tribe. A bit of South African history – Mandela is the most famous member associated with the Xhosa tribe.
Theme of the 12 Lady Bambanani Bowl – Dark Blue Friendship Bowl – The hand thrown pottery bowl has a circle of twelve handmade clay female figures around its rim, delicate looking but strong. The women gracefully holding hands around the rim of the bowl signify an expression “We are much stronger united than apart”. Women truly empowering other Women – A genuine inspiration for women being engaged in the support of women in South Africa and around the world.
Each bowl is signed by the artist and dated – Buy unique South African Ladies Friendship Bowl
Bowl Measurements: 15″ across x 9″ deep
Gifts – If you are looking for top quality unique handmade gifts the 12 Lady Bambanani Bowl makes a beautiful gift. Your friends and family will love them too! Because each piece is handmade and not turned out by the hundreds in a factory–rest assured you will be pleased with the quality and purchase that we can guarantee! These make great anniversary, housewarming, birthday, and corporate business or awards gifts too.
BAMBANANI TREASURE: You may also be interested in the highly desired huge 14 lady Bambanani bowls. Known as museum quality pieces they sell out fast whenever they are shown anywhere in the world. The 14 Lady bowls are absolute treasures and are typically purchased within 24 to 48 hours when displayed at a show or expo. Perfect to add to your home décor or display piece for an office reception area. Some are purchased for placement in museums with an African Art section they are huge and real beauties!
Various Sizes, Colors, Themes, and Related Items
If you like, the item you are previewing be sure to check out our other Bowls, Platters, and Candlesticks in our online store.
- 6 Lady Bowls (10 colors)
- 8 and 12 lady Bowls (eight colors)
- 14 lady bowls (currently available in three colors)
- 8 Lady and 10 Lady Platters (5 colors)
- 2 and 3 Lady Candlesticks (6 colors)
Fair Trade Items and Collectibles – All our Fair trade items help the South African women and artists have a better life and gain a sustainable income.
These one of a kind pieces of handcrafted pottery created by the talented artists of Zizamele Ceramics studio in South Africa are becoming exceedingly sought after. The collectable Bambanani bowls, candlesticks, and platters can be found in galleries, museums, offices, and homes around the world.
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