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$28.00

These handcrafted holders are made from sturdy metal and hand-carved, textured wood. Featuring a meaningful Adinkra symbol, the holders bring meaning and rustic style to the bathroom.

Measures 8.5"L x 2.5"W x 8"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

GYE NYAME (except for God) a symbol of the omnipotence and supremacy of God.

SANKOFA (go back and get it) a symbol of finding wisdom from the lessons of the past.

DWENNIMMEN (ram's horns) a symbol reminding us that even the strong must be humble.

About the Artisans:

Founded by Andy Koney nearly 20 years ago in his bedroom, today the Ghanian artistic collective known as Yenok employs 40 men and women who are dedicated to creating beautiful furniture and woodworking art, often with a spiritual flair. Yenok's products are recognized for their high quality and custom craftsmanship.

$52.00

This bin basket in aqua and white will brighten up your space while providing useful storage space. Try it as a small storage bin, for holding a potted plant, or with a liner as a bathroom waste bin.

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

Dimensions: 13"H x 12"D (size may vary slightly)

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

$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

$135.00

Artistic creativity abounds within the striking geometric block design of this handcrafted, organic cotton throw. Patterns will be similar to the photo but will vary according to the vision of the artisan who hand-dyed this beautiful mudcloth.

Measures approximately 46"W x 72"L. Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand will include variations in color and texture. Authentic mudcloth is a rustic textile with charming imperfections and an unfinished reverse side (see photos). Hemmed at top and bottom, with raw selvedge on the sides. For best care, hand wash in cool water and air dry.

Handmade Variations: Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand may include variations in color and texture. This is an expected feature of handmade cloth.

Dimensions: 46"W x 72"L

Crafted from: Cotton, non-toxic dye

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$64.00

Artistic creativity abounds within the striking geometric block design of this handcrafted pillow so patterns will be similar to the photo but will vary according to the vision of the artisan who hand-dyed this beautiful mud cloth. Includes a pillow insert.

The pillows are finished on the backside in a foldover enclosure. The cover measures 18"x 18"and insert measures 20" x 20". Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand may include variations in color and texture. This is an expected feature of handmade cloth.

About the Artisans:

Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$140.00

This beautiful handcrafted purse features a bold panel of mudcloth against a soft leather body with durable leather handles. Lined with lightweight cotton, this stylish handbag includes an exterior zippered pocket and two inner pockets–one with a zipper and one with an open top.

Sold singly. Designs will vary.

Dimensions: 14"L x 0.5"W x 16"T (to top of bag), 10" handle drop

Crafted from: Woven cotton, leather, hardware

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Each purse is carefully crafted by textile and leather artisans in Bamako, Mali, who shine at incorporating contemporary mudcloth into their designs.

$64.00

Artisans at Le Ndomo in Mali handcraft this cotton mudcloth throw pillow in a bold semi-circle pattern. Includes pillow insert.

The pillows are finished on the backside in a foldover enclosure. The cover measures 18"x 18"and insert measures 20" x 20". Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand may include variations in color and texture. This is an expected feature of handmade cloth.

About the Artisans:

Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$54.00

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!

$140.00

This beautiful handcrafted purse features a bold panel of mudcloth against a soft leather body with durable leather handles. Lined with lightweight cotton, this stylish handbag includes an exterior zippered pocket and two inner pockets–one with a zipper and one with an open top.

Sold singly. Designs will vary.

Dimensions: 14"L x 0.5"W x 16"T (to top of bag), 10" handle drop

Crafted from: Woven cotton, leather, hardware

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Each purse is carefully crafted by textile and leather artisans in Bamako, Mali, who shine at incorporating contemporary mudcloth into their designs.

$64.00

Artisans at Le Ndomo in Mali handcraft this cotton mudcloth throw pillow in a bold arrow pattern. Includes pillow insert.

Sold singly as a pillow cover only. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:  18"L x 18"W

Crafted from: Cotton, thread, non-toxic dye

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$42.00

These stylish cream handbags are handwoven from durable sisal in Kenya and feature leather handles and a loop and toggle closure.

You'll feel great carrying this purse and knowing that it is fair trade and crafted with environmentally friendly materials. Sisal grass is very sustainable in Kenya and the purse's cow leather is salvaged from local scraps, then cut and conditioned to an impressive finish.

Variation is expected due to the handmade nature of this item

Dimensions: 12"L x 8"W x 9"H

Crafted from: Sisal, 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!

$58.00

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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$42.00

Perfect for small storage, these modern African baskets are woven using sustainable natural grasses and thin strips of plastic, upcycled from the local Senegalese prayer mat factory.

Each basket features bright, colorful clouds on a white background, topped with a fitted lid with braided pull handle. The sale of the baskets helps support a network of rural Senegalese craftswomen and their families.

Measures 8.5" tall x 8.5" wide; due to the handmade nature of this item, size may vary slightly. Pattern placement will vary. Fair trade.

$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

$135.00

This beautiful throw is handcrafted in Mali. Cotton mud cloth is dyed an intricate, triangle striped design in black and white.

Measures approximately 46"W x 72"L. Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand may include variations in color and texture. This is an expected feature of handmade cloth.

About the Artisans:


Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$64.00

These beautiful handcrafted pillows from Le Ndomo in Mali feature cotton mudcloth and include a pillow insert. This intricate pattern is hand-dyed.

The pillows are finished on the backside in a foldover enclosure. The cover measures 18"x 18"and included pillow insert measures 20" x 20". Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand may include variations in color and texture. This is an expected feature of handmade cloth.

Dimensions:  18"L x 18"W

Crafted from: Cotton, thread, non-toxic dye

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$38.00

This cushion offers a subtle take on trendy animal print, with a light-toned crackle mimicking elephant hide. Hand-painted by the artisans of Tribal Textiles; made with 100% African-sourced cotton with a back vent closure.

Details and colors will vary slightly from image shown, due to the hand-painted nature of this item.

Pillow cover and included pillow insert measure 18x18. Wash cover by hand or machine in warm water with mild detergent, and hang to dry.

About the Artisans:

Tribal Textiles provides sustainable employment, fair pay, training, and a pleasant working environment for more than 100 Zambian men and women.

All the work is done by hand on 100% African-sourced cottonâ including the time-intensive drawing, sewing and painting with natural pigment colorsâ yielding exquisite, high quality textiles. Individual designs are hand-painted, drawing inspiration from the stunning wildlife and surroundings at the edge of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. After baking in an industrial oven, the stunning textiles are color-fast and fully washable. The fabric is washed and dried in the Zambian sunshine, ready to be sewn into stunning pillow covers, table runners, bags, and more.

Tribal Textiles Zambia Video

$38.00

On-trend animal print meets bold, African style with this zebra print cushion cover. Hand-painted in high contrast with crackled details by the artisans of Tribal Textiles; made with 100% African-sourced cotton with a back vent closure.

Details and colors will vary slightly from image shown, due to the hand-painted nature of this item.

Pillow cover and included pillow insert measure 18x18. Wash cover by hand or machine in warm water with mild detergent, and hang to dry.

About the Artisans:

Tribal Textiles provides sustainable employment, fair pay, training, and a pleasant working environment for more than 100 Zambian men and women.

All the work is done by hand on 100% African-sourced cottonâ including the time-intensive drawing, sewing and painting with natural pigment colorsâ yielding exquisite, high quality textiles. Individual designs are hand-painted, drawing inspiration from the stunning wildlife and surroundings at the edge of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. After baking in an industrial oven, the stunning textiles are color-fast and fully washable. The fabric is washed and dried in the Zambian sunshine, ready to be sewn into stunning pillow covers, table runners, bags, and more.

Tribal Textiles Zambia Video

$28.00

Featuring glazed porcelain hearts that are formed and fired in a specially built kiln at The Leakey Collection workshop near the Rift Valley, these sweet earrings hang on sterling silver wires. Handcrafted by Maasai artisans, each pair of these white Heart and Soul earrings has Zulugrass and sterling silver beads added to match.

Measure 1.75"L x 0.75"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. 

$195.00

This beautiful hamper features a black and white spiral pattern, and is ideal for storing blankets and pillows. Handcrafted by skilled Senegalese weavers using plastic strips woven onto dried cattail stalks. Includes braided handles and a fitted lid.

Measures 39"T x 20"W (29" tall without lid).

$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!

$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 delightful dots of color and measures 13"D x 15"T. Dot size and basket size may vary slightly.

$24.00

These adorable small woven basket ornaments are handcrafted in Kenya from the fiber of the agave sisalana plant. Beautifully adorned with colorful beads and a beaded string, each basket makes a colorful addition to the holiday tree—either on its own, or stuffed with tiny gifts or mini candy canes!

Sold in sets of four. Choose from green, red, purple, white, or teal. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 1.25"L x 1.25"W x 1.75"H (6-8"H with string)

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Using sisal and beads, artisans in Kenya handcraft these beautiful basket ornaments.

$135.00

This throw features a modern interpretation of black and white zebra stripes. Handcrafted in Mali by artisans at Le Ndomo, from handmade cotton mudcloth.

Measures approximately 46"W x 72"L. Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand will include variations in color and texture. Authentic mudcloth is a rustic textile with charming imperfections and an unfinished reverse side (see photos). Hemmed at top and bottom, with raw selvedge on the sides. For best care, hand wash in cool water and air dry.

Handmade Variations: Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand may include variations in color and texture. This is an expected feature of handmade cloth.

Dimensions: 46"W x 72"L

Crafted from: Cotton, non-toxic dye

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$64.00

Artisans at Le Ndomo in Mali handcraft this bold interpretation of zebra strips in a cotton mudcloth throw pillow. Includes pillow insert.

The pillows are finished on the backside in a foldover enclosure. Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand may include variations in color and texture. This is an expected feature of handmade cloth.

Dimensions:  18"L x 18"W

Crafted from: Cotton, thread, non-toxic dye

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$78.00

Using strands of natural sisal, women living in remote areas of rural Kenya earn income by crafting beautifully simple baskets that can be used for chic storage in any room of the home. Sisal is a natural fiber extracted from an agave plant, so the baskets are coveted for their durability and ability to be re-shaped.

Sold individually. Choose from Medium or Large.

Approximate measurements: Medium 14" wide x 10" tall (to top of basket), 14" tall including handles. Large 16" wide x 10" tall (to top of basket), 14" tall including handles. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

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!

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$28.00

Natural elements are combined to create this sophisticated set of salad servers by Kenyan artisans. The beautiful grain of wild olive wood contrasts pale white cow bone, etched with simple black lines.

The server handles are made from highly polished and sanitized cow bone that has been etched with African line art. These servers are easy to grip and use, and add rustic beauty to any dish.

Servers measures Size: 10"L x 3"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Care instructions: Hand wash in warm soapy water, rinse and dry. Rub wood lightly with mineral or olive oil before storing.

About the Artisans

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of olive wood products, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$115.00

This handcrafted basket features a fitted lid and handles. Handwoven in Senegal using cattail stalks and repurposed plastic strips, these baskets are a fair trade storage solution. 

Our hampers are handwoven by an association of more than 100 rural Wolof women in rural Senegal. Crafting baskets allows the craftswomen to earn income from the comfort of their community.

Dimensions: 18"L x 18"W x 26"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.

$42.00

These colorful African baskets are woven using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. Each basket features bright squares of color and a fitted lid. This size is a favorite choice for storing small toys, scarves, craft supplies, masks, or for hiding the remotes!

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

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

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$185.00

These tall baskets are woven in Senegal using natural grasses and white plastic strips. Each basket includes a flat, fitted lid and braided handles.

Our hampers are handwoven by an association of more than 100 rural Wolof women in rural Senegal. Crafting baskets allows the craftswomen to earn income from the comfort of their community.

Measures approximately 25"T x 18"D; size may vary slightly.

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

$115.00

Woven in rural Senegal, this nesting trio of African baskets is handmade from natural grass stalks interwoven with thin plastic strips. The two larger baskets include cut-out handles.

Great for crafts or storage in any room of the home.

Sold as a set of three.

Dimensions:
Large: 18"L x 15"W x 11"H
Medium: 14"L x 12"W x 8"H
Small: 10"L x 9"W x 7"H

Crafted from: Typha (cattails), plastic

Made in: Senegal

$325.00

This handsome set of handcrafted baskets offers three amply sized storage hampers in our most popular color to coordinate with any decor: solid white! Each basket is carefully handmade by a talented Wolof woman in rural Senegal. 

These durable, beautifully crafted baskets brighten any room of your home while providing an impressive amount of storage.

Size: [Large] 28"T x 18"D.  [Medium] 22"T x 16"D x [Small] 19-20"T x 13-14"D. Measurements include lid. Because this is a handcrafted item, each basket will vary slightly.

$56.00

Sold as a nesting set of two, these handmade bins elevate floral and houseplant displays. The baskets are woven with dried cattail stalks and recycled plastic strips and are sized to hold 6" and 8" planters.

Size: [Small] 7"D x 6"T; [Medium] 9"D x 8"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, size may vary slightly.

$24.00

This serene sculpture, carved from African soapstone, is a beautiful portrayal of Joseph, Mary, and the Christ child.

Size: 2.5"L x 2"W x 6.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$185.00

This beautiful hamper features a black and white spiral stairway pattern, and is ideal for storing blankets and pillows. Handcrafted by skilled Senegalese weavers using plastic strips woven onto dried cattail stalks. Includes braided handles and a fitted lid.

Measures 35"T x 18"W (24" tall without lid).

$135.00

This beautiful throw is handcrafted in Mali. Cotton mud cloth is dyed an intricate, pattern in earth tones. 

Measures approximately 46"W x 72"L. Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand may include variations in color and texture. This is an expected feature of handmade cloth.

About the Artisans:


Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$54.00

Using strands of natural sisal extracted from agave plants, women living in remote areas of rural Kenya earn income by crafting beautiful baskets that can be used for chic, textural storage in any room of the home. Woven to last, sisal baskets can be reshaped using cold water.

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

Dimensions: 10"L x 10"W x 13"H

Crafted from: Sisal fiber, banana fiber

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!

$40.00

African artisans carve these unique servers from a single piece of olive wood, and add "twist" to each server.

The server handles are made from highly polished and sanitized cow bone that has been etched with African line art. These servers are easy to grip and use, and add rustic beauty to any dish.

Bowl not included. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Hand wash.

Dimensions: 10.5"L x 3.5"W x 0.75"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood, cow bone

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives with Kamba artists to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, wtih marked improvements being seen both for the individual and the community.

$52.00

Woven from natural grasses and plastic strips, these open baskets provide a lovely storage solution for any room of your home.

Each 13"H x 12"W basket is woven by Wolof women in rural Senegal. The baskets' convenient size makes them one our most popular baskets and has even earned them a spot in HGTV Magazine.

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$52.00

Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal hand-weave baskets in the traditional coil weaving method, using natural grass. Interweaving colorful strips of plastic, salvaged from a mat factory in Dakar, the weavers brighten up the baskets and create designs.

Cattails grow abundantly in rural Senegal, making this natural grass a sustainable choice. The Wolof women earn a sustainable income from basket weaving, while enriching homes around the world with modern African craftsmanship.

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

$185.00

Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal hand-weave baskets in the traditional coil weaving method, using natural grass. Interweaving colorful strips of plastic, salvaged from a mat factory in Dakar, the weavers brighten up the baskets and create designs.

Cattails grow abundantly in rural Senegal, making this natural grass a sustainable choice. The Wolof women earn a sustainable income from basket weaving, while enriching homes around the world with modern African craftsmanship.

This amply-sized laundry hamper basket features braided plastic handles and a snug-fitting removable lid.

Measures approximately 26-28" tall by 16" wide.

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

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

$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 and are adorned with white beads. Because these baskets are handcrafted, each will vary slightly.

Each basket is tightly knit and is designed to last a lifetime. [L] 7"D x 5"T [M] 5.5"D x 4"T [S] 4.5"D x 4"T. 

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.

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$34.00

These 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 and are adorned with white beads. Because these baskets are handcrafted, each will vary slightly.

Each basket is tightly knit and is designed to last a lifetime. Sold individually. Approximate measurements: [L] 7"D x 5"T [M] 5.5"D x 4"T [S] 4.5"D x 4"T.

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.

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$42.00

Perfect for small storage, from remotes to small toys to the bathroom countertop, these modern African baskets are woven using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic.

Each basket features strips of color and includes a fitted lid with braided pull handle on top.

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

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$125.00

Often used as laundry hampers, these lovely baskets are woven in Senegal using plastic strips and natural grasses. Each basket includes a fitted, flat lid and cut-out handles. Fair trade.

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

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

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

$28.00

Use these decorative baskets to bring texture and useful storage to the tabletop or countertop. Each basket is hand-woven in the coil method by Senegalese craftswomen using natural grasses and strips of plastic.

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

Dimensions:
Small: 12"D
Medium: 13-14"D
Large: 15-16"D

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

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