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$46.00

These sisal wall baskets are handcrafted in Zimbabwe. Beautiful displayed on a wall or tabletop, the sisal fibers create a gorgeous texture and each basket is a work of art.

Limited edition, only three available. Measure approximately 10"D. Due to the handcrafted nature of these baskets, slight variation may occur. Images show potential variation. 

About the Artisans:

These baskets are sourced from the Collaborative Craft Project, a group in Zimbabwe working with local expert weavers and specializing in natural and sustainable materials. Sisal fibers are extracted from the agave sisalana plant and are hand-dyed to create beautiful colors. The dyes are all natural and sourced from trees native to Zimbabwe. Leaves from the Umdwada tree create black dye, Uchane leaves create yellow, Isinga roots and Umhlahlampethu leaves create brown, and other organic matter creates additional earth tones.

$54.00

These sisal wall baskets are handcrafted in Zimbabwe. Beautiful displayed on a wall or tabletop, the sisal fibers create a gorgeous texture and each basket is a work of art.

Limited edition, only three available. Measure approximately 11-12"D. Due to the handcrafted nature of these baskets, slight variation may occur. 

About the Artisans:

These baskets are sourced from the Collaborative Craft Project, a group in Zimbabwe working with local expert weavers and specializing in natural and sustainable materials. Sisal fibers are extracted from the agave sisalana plant and are hand-dyed to create beautiful colors. The dyes are all natural and sourced from trees native to Zimbabwe. Leaves from the Umdwada tree create black dye, Uchane leaves create yellow, Isinga roots and Umhlahlampethu leaves create brown, and other organic matter creates additional earth tones.

$68.00

Handwoven and beautifully crafted, these versatile baskets are crafted in Zimbabwe using locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Each is one of a kind, and is beautiful on a tabletop or adorning a wall.

Only one available. Measures 12"W x 3"D.

About the Artisans:

These baskets are handwoven by artisans in the Hwange region of northwestern Zimbabwe.

$54.00

These sisal wall baskets are handcrafted in Zimbabwe. Beautiful displayed on a wall or tabletop, the sisal fibers create a gorgeous texture and each basket is a work of art.

One of a kind. Measures 12.5" wide x 2.5" tall. 

About the Artisans:

These baskets are sourced from the Collaborative Craft Project, a group in Zimbabwe working with local expert weavers and specializing in natural and sustainable materials. Sisal fibers are extracted from the agave sisalana plant and are hand-dyed to create beautiful colors. The dyes are all natural and sourced from trees native to Zimbabwe. Leaves from the Umdwada tree create black dye, Uchane leaves create yellow, Isinga roots and Umhlahlampethu leaves create brown, and other organic matter creates additional earth tones.

$72.00

Handwoven and beautifully crafted, these versatile baskets are crafted in Zimbabwe using locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Each is one of a kind, and is beautiful on a tabletop or adorning a wall.

Only one available. Measures 13.5"W x 3"D.

About the Artisans:

These baskets are handwoven by artisans in the Hwange region of northwestern Zimbabwe.

$76.00

Handwoven and beautifully crafted, these versatile baskets are crafted in Zimbabwe using locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Each is one of a kind, and is beautiful on a tabletop or adorning a wall.

Only one available. Measures 14.5"W x 2"D.

About the Artisans:

These baskets are handwoven by artisans in the Hwange region of northwestern Zimbabwe.

$76.00

Handwoven in the Binga District of northern Zimbabwe, these beautiful baskets are crafted from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Each is one of a kind, and is beautiful on a tabletop or adorning a wall.

Only one available. Measures approximately 14.5"D x 4"T.

Create your own wall display with these beautiful baskets—use code BINGA at checkout for 15% off when you buy 3 or more Binga baskets from our Zimbabwe Binga Baskets collection.

About the Artisans:

Binga basket artisan image, shows hands expertly weaving palm leaves and twigs.

In the Binga District of northern Zimbabwe, skilled BaTonga women craft iconic baskets from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. The BaTonga people once farmed fertile land that was flooded by the damming of Lake Kariba, so weavers displaced across the lake demonstrate similar yet clearly distinctive styles.

$76.00

Handwoven in the Binga District of northern Zimbabwe, these beautiful baskets are crafted from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Each is one of a kind, and is beautiful on a tabletop or adorning a wall.

Only one available. Measures approximately 14.5"D x 4"T.

Create your own wall display with these beautiful baskets—use code BINGA at checkout for 15% off when you buy 3 or more Binga baskets from our Zimbabwe Binga Baskets collection.

About the Artisans:

Binga basket artisan image, shows hands expertly weaving palm leaves and twigs.

In the Binga District of northern Zimbabwe, skilled BaTonga women craft iconic baskets from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. The BaTonga people once farmed fertile land that was flooded by the damming of Lake Kariba, so weavers displaced across the lake demonstrate similar yet clearly distinctive styles.

$44.00

Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave this colorful tote from thick, tough elephant grass that has been dyed warm shades or red, pink, and orange. Bolga baskets can be easily wet down and reshaped, and can be used and enjoyed for years on end.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 11"L x 6.5"W x 9"H (15" including handles)

Crafted from: Elephant grass

Made in: Ghana

Care: Bolga baskets can be rinsed and reshaped as needed. Visit our Care & Shaping instructions to learn more.

$28.00

These useful rare baskets are woven by Samburu and Rendille women in remote northern Kenya. Called "nomadic baskets," the baskets are styled for the modern home but based on traditional designs used for the storage of camel's milk.

Nomadic baskets are sold in three useful nesting sizes. Because these baskets are handcrafted, each will vary slightly. Each basket is tightly knit and is designed to last a lifetime.

Large: 7"D x 5"H
Medium: 5.5"D x 4"H
Small: 4.5"D x 4"H

About the Artisans:

For the pastoral communities of northern Kenya, life pivots on the coming of rain and the survival of livestock. When the skies open, the landscape becomes lush and fragrant. Cattle and goats drink and forage near home and families stay together. In times of drought, warriors must travel far to find water for their herds, leaving women and children at home alone to endure dry seasons of unknown length as the streams, earth and trees dry around them.

Where they were once only allowed to own milk, Samburu women now own camels, plus they earn income by making baskets, processing meat and hides, keeping bees and refining honey. Through this shift in property control and a general increase in literacy in the region, Samburu women have become valued contributing community members.

$115.00

African laundry hampers bring amazing artisan craftsmanship into our living spaces. Our laundry hampers are handwoven by an association of more than 100 rural Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal. Crafting baskets allows rural women to earn income from the comfort of their community.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 22"T x 18.5"W x 18.5"D  

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

 

$28.00

These decorative baskets, handwoven in Africa, feature a unique triangle quadrant design and are woven using natural grasses and salvaged plastic strips.

The baskets are sold in two sizes, and they complement many of our other baskets from Senegal. Combine for best effect!

Small: 12"D. Large: 14"D. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, size may vary slightly.

$48.00

Designed for delivering a gift, these warming baskets are crafted in Senegal using local grasses and thin strips of plastic.

Thanks to the creative use of plastic, the baskets are updated with vibrant color and durability while maintaining their traditional appeal.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 13"L x 13"W x 15"T

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$48.00

These woven baskets are crafted in Senegal using local grasses and thin strips of recycled plastic. Featuring stripes of aqua and white, this fair trade basket is a wonderful way to incorporate colorful creative storage into any space.

Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, color and size may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 13"L x 13"W x 15"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$115.00

African laundry hampers bring amazing artisan craftsmanship into our living spaces. Our laundry hampers are handwoven by an association of more than 100 rural Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal. Crafting baskets allows rural women to earn income from the comfort of their community.

This basket features playful triangles in red, yellow, black, and lavender on an aqua background.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 22"T x 18.5"W x 18.5"D  

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

 

$18.00

Sold in assorted designs in neutral tones, these beautifully crafted trivets can be used to protect surfaces from hot pots and serving dishes. Handcrafted in Zambia using palm leaves and twigs, they are a wonderful addition to any tabletop.

Sold individually. Designs are assorted, see images for examples. Because this is a handcrafted item, size may vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 7"L x 7"W x 0.5"H

Made in: Zambia

About the Artisans:

Talented baskets weavers in Zambia craft these stylish trivets from natural fibers.
$26.00 $32.00

These lovely baskets feature vibrantly dyed, natural raffia in rich orange and burgundy, coiled over banana stalks. This functional art can be displayed on the wall with its raffia loop or put to use on the tabletop.

Sold singly, available in two sizes. Because these are handcrafted items, colors and patterns may vary slightly.

Dimensions:
Small: 10"D x 2.5"H
Medium: 12"D x 3"H

Crafted from: Natural raffia palm, banana stalks, natural dyes

Made in: Kenya, Uganda

About the Artisans:

Uganda Crafts 2000 Limited, a member of the International Fair Trade Association teaches basic handcrafting skills to rural & urban women and provides income opportunities for the marginalised and disadvantaged: people with disabilities, widows, orphans, single mothers, women with minimal education, and people living with HIV. They handcraft baskets using natural raffia, some with natural dyes, wrapped over coils of banana leaf stems.

$44.00

Interweaving natural and dyed grasses to create intricate patterns, Tanzanian artisans hand-craft these stylish baskets. The baskets are named for the weaver, Maila, who perfected the new woven design.

These all-natural baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. The milulu makes durable baskets, which can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed.

Sold individually; choose from 3 sizes. Approximate measurements: Small 10" wide x 10" tall; Medium 12" wide x 12" tall; Large 13" wide x 13" tall. Because this product is handmade, size and design placement will vary.

About the Artisans:

Tanzanian woman artisan, weaving Maila baskets

Vikapu Bomba embodies the vision of Catherine Shembilu to create sustainable income for talented, rural Tanzanian women. For many women living in the lush southern highlands, life centers around subsistence farming, cooking, cleaning, and caring for children. Women can weave baskets between their other duties, working daily to earn money to pay school fees, buy food, procure farming supplies and contribute to savings. When a woman has money of her own to use or share, she has greater influence over her life and future.

Milulu grass reeds can be harvested carefully from the marsh without removing the entire plant. The reeds are dried in the sun, dyed with natural dyes, and split for weaving. The closeness to the earth of both maker and product gives these beautifully crafted baskets natural appeal.

$52.00

Interweaving natural and dyed grasses to create intricate patterns, Tanzanian artisans hand-craft these stylish baskets. The baskets are named for the weaver, Maila, who perfected the new woven design.

These all-natural baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. The milulu makes durable baskets, which can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed.

Sold individually; choose from 2 sizes.

Approximate measurements: Medium 12" wide x 12" tall or Large 13" wide x 13" tall. Because this product is handmade, size and design placement will vary.

About the Artisans:

Tanzanian woman artisan, weaving Maila baskets

Vikapu Bomba embodies the vision of Catherine Shembilu to create sustainable income for talented, rural Tanzanian women. For many women living in the lush southern highlands, life centers around subsistence farming, cooking, cleaning, and caring for children. Women can weave baskets between their other duties, working daily to earn money to pay school fees, buy food, procure farming supplies and contribute to savings. When a woman has money of her own to use or share, she has greater influence over her life and future.

Milulu grass reeds can be harvested carefully from the marsh without removing the entire plant. The reeds are dried in the sun, dyed with natural dyes, and split for weaving. The closeness to the earth of both maker and product gives these beautifully crafted baskets natural appeal.

$66.00

Handwoven in the Binga District of northern Zimbabwe, these beautiful baskets are crafted from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Shaped like calabash gourds, each basket has a one-of-a-kind shape.

Sold individually. Due to the handcrafted nature of these baskets, each basket will vary. See images for examples of how shapes, and coloring may vary.

Dimensions:
Small: 8”L x 8”W x 7-10”H
Medium: 9”L x 9”W x 10-12”H
Large: 11-12”L x 11-12”W x 13-14”H.

Crafted from: Palm leaves, twigs

About the Artisans:

In the Binga District of northern Zimbabwe, skilled BaTonga women craft iconic baskets from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. The BaTonga people once farmed fertile land that was flooded by the damming of Lake Kariba, so weavers displaced across the lake demonstrate similar yet clearly distinctive styles.

$44.00

Interweaving natural and dyed grasses to create intricate patterns, Tanzanian artisans hand-craft these stylish baskets. The baskets are named for the weaver, Maila, who perfected the new woven design.

These all-natural baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. The milulu makes durable baskets, which can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed.

Sold individually; choose from 3 sizes. Approximate measurements: Small 10" wide x 10" tall; Medium 12" wide x 12" tall; Large 13" wide x 13" tall. Because this product is handmade, size and design placement will vary.

About the Artisans:

Tanzanian woman artisan, weaving Maila baskets

Vikapu Bomba embodies the vision of Catherine Shembilu to create sustainable income for talented, rural Tanzanian women. For many women living in the lush southern highlands, life centers around subsistence farming, cooking, cleaning, and caring for children. Women can weave baskets between their other duties, working daily to earn money to pay school fees, buy food, procure farming supplies and contribute to savings. When a woman has money of her own to use or share, she has greater influence over her life and future.

Milulu grass reeds can be harvested carefully from the marsh without removing the entire plant. The reeds are dried in the sun, dyed with natural dyes, and split for weaving. The closeness to the earth of both maker and product gives these beautifully crafted baskets natural appeal.

$44.00

Interweaving natural and dyed grasses to create intricate patterns, Tanzanian artisans hand-craft these stylish baskets. The baskets are named for the weaver, Maila, who perfected the new woven design.

These all-natural baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. The milulu makes durable baskets, which can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed.

Sold singly, available in three sizes. Because these baskets are woven by hand, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:
Small: 10"D x 10"H
Medium: 12"D x 12"H
Large: 13"D x 13"H

Crafted from: Milulu grass, natural dye

Made in: Tanzania

About the Artisans:

Tanzanian woman artisan, weaving Maila baskets

Vikapu Bomba embodies the vision of Catherine Shembilu to create sustainable income for talented, rural Tanzanian women. For many women living in the lush southern highlands, life centers around subsistence farming, cooking, cleaning, and caring for children. Women can weave baskets between their other duties, working daily to earn money to pay school fees, buy food, procure farming supplies and contribute to savings. When a woman has money of her own to use or share, she has greater influence over her life and future.

Milulu grass reeds can be harvested carefully from the marsh without removing the entire plant. The reeds are dried in the sun, dyed with natural dyes, and split for weaving. The closeness to the earth of both maker and product gives these beautifully crafted baskets widespread appeal.

$42.00

Perfect for small storage, these modern African baskets are woven using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic.

Each basket features silver accents and includes a fitted lid with braided pull handle. The sale of the baskets helps support a network of rural Senegalese craftswomen and their families.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 8.5"L x 8.5"W x 8.5"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$240.00

This set of handcrafted baskets features three of our favorite styles (the iconic Peace Corps hamper, open top bin, and small round storage basket) in contrasting black and white. 

Each basket is carefully handmade by a talented Wolof woman in rural Senegal.

Sold as a set of three baskets. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions:
Large: 19"H x 15"W x 15"D
Med: 13" H x 12"W x 12"D
Small: 6"H x 12"W x 12"D

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation is expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$21.00

In rural Kenya, skilled women weavers create baskets from durable, sustainable sisal fibers, harvested from the Agave Sisalana plant. This small storage basket is woven with a matching lid, making it perfect for packaging a little gift or using on the countertop to corral small items.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly. We recommend spraying the sisal lightly with cold water to reshape your baskets.

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 4.5"W x 5"H

Crafted from: Sisal

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$32.00

These striking baskets feature a natural cream swirl design set against black raffia and are handcrafted by coiling raffia over banana stalks by Ugandan artisans. This functional art can be displayed on the wall with its raffia loop or put to use on the tabletop.

Sold singly, available in two sizes. Because these are handcrafted items, colors and patterns may vary slightly.

Dimensions:
Small: 10"D x 2.5"H
Medium: 12"D x 3"H

Crafted from: Raffia palm, banana stalks, natural dyes

Made in: Kenya, Uganda

About the Artisans:

Uganda Crafts 2000 Limited, a member of the International Fair Trade Association teaches basic handcrafting skills to rural & urban women and provides income opportunities for the marginalised and disadvantaged: people with disabilities, widows, orphans, single mothers, women with minimal education, and people living with HIV. They handcraft baskets using natural raffia wrapped over coils of banana leaf stems.

$68.00

These natural grass baskets are tightly woven by expert weavers in Ghana and feature black leather wrapped handles for durability and comfort. 

A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable baskets stand the test of time, even with daily use. The basket can also be rinsed with water and re-shaped, as needed.

Measures 15"D x 15"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation is expected. Your basket may also need some shaping after shipment; see our Basket Shaping Instructions.

$32.00

Senegalese craftswomen weave cattail stalks with strips of plastic to create these decorative storage baskets such as this one.

This design features a low, wide profile with a fitted lid. The baskets measure 11"D x 5"T and are ideal for storing books, food, or linens.

Fair trade and handmade. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

$42.00

Perfect for small storage, these modern African baskets are woven using sweet-smelling natural grasses and thin, black strips of upcycled plastic.

Each basket includes a fitted lid with braided pull handle. The sale of these baskets helps support a network of over 100 rural Senegalese craftswomen and their families.

Dimensions: 8.5"L x 8.5"W x 8.5"H

Crafted from: Typha (cattails), plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$42.00

This simple black sisal fruit basket is dressed up with natural white stripes and short handles. The square bottom gives this useful basket a modern profile.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:  10"L x 10"W x 9"H

Crafted from: Sisal fiber, dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$48.00

This basket is woven in Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. The basket's domed lid allows for an impressive amount of storage. Colorful and useful, this basket will brighten any space. 

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 12"L x 12"W x 14"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$52.00

Featuring a white band and a unique half & half pattern, this useful bath bin is handwoven by an association of more than 100 rural Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal. It is woven in the coil style by binding dried cattail stalks with plastic strips salvaged from a Dakar mat factory. The combination of natural and synthetic materials beautifully displays modern African artistry.

Measures 13"T x 12"D. Due to the handmade nature of this item, size may vary slightly. 

$125.00

Woven by Wolof craftswomen, these African hampers have a modern look with black, white, and silver plastic strips recycled from prayer mat factories. Designed with durability in mind, each basket features a flat lid and cutout handles.

Dimensions: 14"L x 14"W x 19"H

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected. Read our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more. Fair trade.

$145.00

Wolof women in Senegal craft beautiful nesting storage baskets from cattail stalks and strips of salvaged plastic. Each basket has a flat lid with a braided handle, and cutout handles on each side.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:  19-20"L x 19-20"W x 20-21"H

Crafted from:  Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected. Read our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more. Fair trade.

$42.00

These modern African baskets, woven using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic from a local Senegal prayer mat factory, are perfect for storing smaller items. Each basket features blossom-shaped accents and includes a fitted lid with braided pull handle.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 8.5"L x 8.5"W x 8.5"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$48.00

This traditional basket is handmade in Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. The basket's unique shape allows for an impressive amount of storage.

Woven by experienced Wolof weavers, the baskets are sturdy and can last for decades. Each basket features cool-toned dots of color (silver, aqua, and blue). Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

Dimensions: 13"L x 13"W x 15"T

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$34.00 $39.00

These beautiful, nature-inspired baskets are handcrafted by Ugandan artisans. Artisans build the baskets by hand-coiling vibrantly dyed raffia over banana stalks. This functional and sustainable art can be displayed on the wall with its raffia loop, or put to use on the tabletop or in the garden.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 12"L x 12"W x 3"H

Crafted from: Banana, raffia palm, dye

Made in: Uganda

About the Artisans:

Uganda Crafts 2000 Limited, a member of the International Fair Trade Association teaches basic handcrafting skills to rural & urban women and provides income opportunities for the marginalised and disadvantaged: people with disabilities, widows, orphans, single mothers, women with minimal education, and people living with HIV. They handcraft baskets using natural raffia wrapped over coils of banana leaf stems.

$44.00

Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave this colorful checkered tote from thick, tough elephant grass that has been dyed a vibrant strawberry red. Bolga baskets can be easily wet down and reshaped, and can be used and enjoyed for years on end.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 10"L x 5.5"W x 9"H (15" including handles)

Crafted from: Elephant grass

Made in: Ghana

Care: Bolga baskets can be rinsed and reshaped as needed. Visit our Care & Shaping instructions to learn more.

$88.00

Rural Kamba women in Kenya hand weave these open top handbags from tough sisal fibers and attach leather handles. Stylish and durable, the perfect addition to any wardrobe!

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 12"L x 12"W x 12"H (to top of bag), 18"H (to top of handles)

Crafted from: Sisal, dye, leather

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$44.00

Interweaving natural and dyed grasses to create intricate patterns, Tanzanian artisans hand-craft these stylish baskets. The baskets are named for the weaver, Maila, who perfected the new woven design.

These all-natural baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. The milulu makes durable baskets, which can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed.

Sold singly, available in three sizes. Because these baskets are woven by hand, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:
Small: 10"D x 10"H
Medium: 12"D x 12"H
Large: 13"D x 13"H

Crafted from: Milulu grass, natural dye

Made in: Tanzania

About the Artisans:

Tanzanian woman artisan, weaving Maila baskets

Vikapu Bomba embodies the vision of Catherine Shembilu to create sustainable income for talented, rural Tanzanian women. For many women living in the lush southern highlands, life centers around subsistence farming, cooking, cleaning, and caring for children. Women can weave baskets between their other duties, working daily to earn money to pay school fees, buy food, procure farming supplies and contribute to savings. When a woman has money of her own to use or share, she has greater influence over her life and future.

Milulu grass reeds can be harvested carefully from the marsh without removing the entire plant. The reeds are dried in the sun, dyed with natural dyes, and split for weaving. The closeness to the earth of both maker and product gives these beautifully crafted baskets natural appeal.

$115.00

Handwoven in the West African nation of Senegal, these outstanding baskets bring incredible artisan craftsmanship and great storage into our living spaces.

Originally created with an association of more than 100 rural Wolof women and the Peace Corps in an effort to improve quality of life in Senegal, the baskets are tightly woven and will last for years to come with little to no maintenance.

Dimensions: 17"L x 17"W x 22"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, design placement and shape will vary slightly. See our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more.

$82.00 $115.00

Featuring a navy checkerboard diamond pattern, these limited edition navy elephant grass Bolga baskets are perfect to hold houseplants or to create beautiful storage. Handwoven out of stiff elephant grass, these eco-conscious and indispensable planter baskets stand the test of time and can also be easily cleaned and re-shaped with water.

 Limited edition, only one remaining available in this style.

B: Measures 19" wide (12" width opening), 13" tall.

$64.00

This classic white tote, handwoven in Kenya from durable sisal, is roomy and sustainable for carrying whatever you need! Sisal is a tough, natural fiber extracted from the agave plant, prized for its sustainability. Sisal baskets and totes can easily be reshaped when needed; simply dampen with cool water, reshape, and dry in outside or in front of a fan.

Measures 16"D x 16.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

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$64.00

Durable and roomy, this handwoven sisal tote will allow you to carry all kinds of gear! Sustainable and fair trade, the perfect staple for your wardrobe.

Measures 16"D x 16.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

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$125.00

Woven by Wolof craftswomen, these African hampers feature a dotted pattern crafted using plastic strips recycled from prayer mat factories. Designed with durability in mind, each basket features a flat lid and cutout handles.

Dimensions: 14"L x 14"W x 19"H

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected. Read our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more. Fair trade.

$38.00

This uniquely shaped basket is woven by rural African craftswomen using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. A fitted lid conceals contents and keeps your home looking uncluttered.

Often called a "gourd basket" because of its shape, these African baskets make a beautiful addition to any room of your home. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

Dimensions: 12"L x 12"W x 13"H

Crafted from: Plastic strips, cattail stalks

Made in: Senegal

$48.00

Dots of black and a background of cream on this basket remind us of cookies & cream! This beautiful basket is handcrafted by rural Wolof women in Senegal from cattail stalks and strips of salvaged plastic. With a snug-fitting, peaked lid, our warming baskets are a perfect way to present baked goods to loved ones, or to create a memorable gift basket of your own design.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Dimensions: 13"L x 13"W x 15"H (size may vary)

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$32.00

These gorgeous baskets, with their black swirl design against the natural cream raffia, are handcrafted by coiling raffia over banana stalks by Ugandan artisans. This functional art can be displayed on the wall with its raffia loop or put to use on the tabletop.

Sold singly, available in two sizes. Because these are handcrafted items, colors and patterns may vary slightly.

Dimensions:
Small: 10"D x 2.5"H
Medium: 12"D x 3"H

Crafted from: Raffia palm, banana stalks, natural dyes

Made in: Kenya, Uganda

About the Artisans:

Uganda Crafts 2000 Limited, a member of the International Fair Trade Association teaches basic handcrafting skills to rural & urban women and provides income opportunities for the marginalised and disadvantaged: people with disabilities, widows, orphans, single mothers, women with minimal education, and people living with HIV. They handcraft baskets using natural raffia wrapped over coils of banana leaf stems.

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