Zambia

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Located in south-central Africa, Zambia is a landlocked country bordered by Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has gained a reputation for political stability, given that it has managed to avoid the turmoil that characterizes much of post-colonial Africa.

Zambia derives its name from the Zambezi River — the fourth longest river in Africa after the Nile, Congo, and Niger rivers. The country is considered the hidden gem of Africa due to its abundance of rivers, lakes, and exotic wildlife.

Zambia also contains the largest known copper reserves in Africa, and it holds 6 percent of all known copper reserves in the world. Copper exports underlie the country’s strong economic growth in recent years, but extreme rural poverty and high unemployment levels remain significant problems.

Presently, Zambia’s culture is a blend of values, customs, and norms from over 70 different ethnic groups. Major languages, besides English (the country’s official language), include Bemba, Lozi, Nyanja, and Tonga. It is one of the fastest growing countries in the world; the United Nations projects that its population will triple by 2050.

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PRODUCTS FROM ZAMBIA

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Black & White Pillow - Stripes

$ 72.00

Dabble in pattern play with these bold, striped pillows. Each piece is hand-painted on 100% cotton and amazingly machine washable. Each purchase empowers artisans at Tribal Textiles in Zambia. Details...

Details

  • Approximately: 18" wide x 18" long
  • Materials: 100% African-sourced cotton, paint
  • Care Instructions: Machine washable in warm water inside out on tumble dry low or hand wash and lay flat lay flat to dry
  • 100% cotton can be pressed with a hot iron
  • Pillow Insert Materials: Synthetic fill
  • Pillow comes ready to go! An insert is included with each purchase, and this pillow features a zipper closure for easy removal.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Black & White Pillow - Zig Zag

$ 72.00

Draw the eye with these bold, diamond-patterned pillows. Each piece is hand-painted on 100% cotton and amazingly machine washable. Each purchase empowers artisans at Tribal Textiles in Zambia. Details Approximately:...

Details

  • Approximately: 18" wide x 18" long
  • Materials: 100% African-sourced cotton, paint
  • Care Instructions: Machine washable in warm water inside out on tumble dry low or hand wash and lay flat lay flat to dry
  • 100% cotton can be pressed with a hot iron
  • Pillow Insert Materials: Synthetic fill
  • Pillow comes ready to go! An insert is included with each purchase, and this pillow features a zipper closure for easy removal
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

Ask us a question