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Many of the artisans work from the comfort of their own home or in large, joyful groups like the one you see pictured. There are no factories involved in the products you see on this site. Instead, the artisans we represent are happy and well-compensated, and we feel great about it!
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Senegalese craftswomen have excelled at using simple materials - plastic strips and natural grasses - to create baskets of stunning color and variety. Whenever we travel to Senegal (about 2-3 times a year), we work with the women to develop designs that are geared towards a US market. Outdoor markets like this one outside of Dakar offer baskets in every color of the rainbow. The domed lid style (above) is a traditional Senegalese shape and requires a great deal of talent to form the lid. Over the last year, we have been working with the weavers to develop "stair step" and chevron designs. Aren't they lovely? These pictured baskets are samples in progress. Which styles do you like the best? Let us...