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A stitch in time

A stitch in time
CREATIVE: Shorobe baskets

Shorobe women weave baskets for a living

A stitch in time saves nine, they say, but at the Shorobe Baskets Cooperative curio shop, the ancient technique and mastery of African basket weaving has saved the lives of 43 unemployed women who have come together to make ends meet through stitching together palm tree leaves.

Located in Shorobe on the periphery of the Okavango Delta, just 30km from Maun, the curio shop is well decorated with exquisite hand-woven baskets, skillfully crafted by local women.

They create and sell baskets of different patterns, colours and shapes, largely to t...

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