Bridges 2011 Regular Paper
African Basketry: Interweaving Art and Mathematics in Mozambique
(Proceedings pages 9–16)
The paper presents instances of mathematical ideas interwoven in
the artistic decoration of handbags, hats, mats, and other products
of basketry from several regions of Mozambique. In particular,
examples of female basketry from the Tonga in the Southeast and the
Makwe in the extreme Northeast of the country are given and analysed.
Further examples from the Makhuwa population in the Northeast and
from circular tray weavers in the South are briefly presented.