Imbenge / Beer pot lid / Bowl

Phansi Museum

Phansi Museum
Berea, South Africa

Imbenge is a beer pot cover. It is made from grass or ilala palm. Depending on the shape and style of the weaving it can also be used as a bowl. They are domestic utensils, quite generic and are not informed by region or clan. The maker may decorate using beads or different texture and colour grass. With the advent of telephone wire crafters began to explore the power of color and also began making them for market.


  • Title: Imbenge / Beer pot lid / Bowl
  • Original Source: Phansi Museum
  • Colour: Green, black, white, blue,red.

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