Nielson Family Benefit Silent Auction: African Hand-woven Baskets

Welcome and thanks for visiting today!

For your bidding consideration are unique and beautiful, hand-woven South African baskets.

Because each artist and each basket is unique, I cannot guarantee a specific design or colour, however you may certainly specify a colour scheme/design that you would prefer and every effort will be made to find baskets to fit within that. My mother (living in South Africa) will then go to the market and purchase them specifically for you! Yes that's right! You could have your very own African market personal shopper. Those are rare these days you know.

These baskets provide endless practical and decorative uses. I hang mine on my walls and use them to collect loose change, keys and the endless assortment of "hair pretties" I find abandoned around the house. I can honestly say that they are constantly admired and are a truly unique decorative touch. If you would like a vibrant and original piece of genuine African art, and the opportunity to help a lovely and deserving family, please place your bid in the comment area.

Please feel free to post any questions in the comment section and I will respond as soon as possible.

You may choose from one large basket (these only come in neutral colours and are about 20 inches across)

Some closer detail

or : A set of three smaller baskets, keep scrolling...keep scrolling! These baskets are approximately 7 inches across.

1. Patchwork

2. Teal star

3. Turquoise star

4. Green patchwork

5. Navy star

6. Fuschia star (the edges of this basket are faded from many years of hanging in the sunshine).

7. Purple cross

These baskets are as beautiful from the bottom as they are on top

How this silent auction works: (from the auction organizer)
Please place your bid by leaving a comment with your Bid Amount in the comments section of the item you are bidding on.

Following the close of the auction, the winner will pay for their item via the Stephanie and Christian PayPal account. The winner will then forward the PayPal receipt email to the auction organizer who will then contact me with the winner's shipping address and email to send the item.

Please bid in increments of one dollar. The auction will end at Midnight EST on Sunday, August 31.

Thank you so much for your generosity to this great cause! Please visit Design Mom who is orchestrating this huge event for a list of other auctions going on right now. (There is some amazing stuff out there!)
Sept 1, 08:
CONGRATULATIONS LISA! Thank you for your generous bid. Please email me asap so we can get this out to you!

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Deanne said...

I'll start at $20 for a large basket.

Lisa said...

Wow, oh, wow, these are beautiful! I'd love to have one to help remind our family of the beautiful boy we sponsor in Kenya through Compassion.


nie nie said...

Thank you for your support! When you finalize your totals for your auction, can you email the grand total to where we are collecting totals for the many auctions that took place. Thanks again!