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White Lidded African Gourd Basket

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  • This traditionally shaped basket is woven in rural Senegal using local grasses and thin strips of white plastic. The baskets are sturdy and durable, and can be washed with a wet cloth as needed.

    Perfect for simple storage around the home, each basket includes a fitted lid and measures 13"H x 9"D.

  • Since 2008, Swahili has worked with a group of talented Wolof weavers in remote Senegal to provide hampers and baskets woven from salvaged plastic strips and cattail stalks to stores around the world, including West Elm, Land of Nod, The Company Store, Garnet Hill and Anthropologie. Working together with the Peace Corps, Swahili and over 120 Wolof women prove that cooperative, home-based craft export is an excellent way for rural women to earn the fair trade incomes that build healthy communities.

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