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$68.00

These unique baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania.

The baskets feature an open weave design gives them a beautiful lacy appearance. All-natural and un-dyed, the baskets can be rinsed with water as needed.

Sold individually; choose from 3 sizes.

Approximate measurements:
Small 8"D x 8"T.
Medium 10"D x 10"T.
Large 14"D x 12"T.

Due to the handmade nature of these baskets, sizes and designs will vary slightly.Fair trade.

About the Artisans:

Home of the Hehe people, the city of Iringa is situated 300 miles from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and stretches along a hilltop overlooking the Ruaha River to the south. Iringa is famous for its woven baskets made from local reeds. The baskets are an important source of income for the 100,000 population town and are used across Tanzania and exported worldwide.

$68.00

Measuring 70" long, these handcrafted table runners are created by weaving dried twigs through through hand-dyed mud cloth fabric.

Two lengths of twigs are used to create visual contrast. The fabric is a thick canvas that has been dyed using a mud cloth technique in Mali.

Dimensions: 16"W x 70"L

Crafted from: Dried twigs, cotton, dye

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Mali Chic is a collaboration of 195 artisans that sells its products through a boutique in Bamako and through international exports. Artisans work from home, in their own workshops or on-site at Mali Chic.

$38.00

This graceful sculpture, depicting a woman lost in thought, is cast in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method, which uses hand-formed wax to create shapes. Each sculpture is completely one-of-a-kind, so color and shape may vary slightly.

Measures 3.75"L x 2.5"W x 4"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

$56.00

The graceful lines of a ballerina are captured in bronze by artisans in Burkina Faso. Each ballerina is cast from wax then bronze and hand-painted with a delicate aquamarine to add a beautiful contrast.

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

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 5"W x 8"H

Crafted from: Bronze, paint

Made in: Burkina Faso

$44.00

This beautiful bronze sculpture, cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method, celebrates the double blessing that comes to mothers of twins or two children.

A one-of-a-kind work of art, each sculpture varies slightly and beautifully celebrate the bond between mother and child.

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 2"W x 6.5"H

Crafted from: Bronze

Made in: Burkina Faso

$98.00

Using the lost wax method to cast this calming bronze sculpture, artisans in Burkina Faso celebrate a lovely female figure searching for knowledge in a book.

An amazing value compared to similar bronze sculptures sold in the US, this work of African art adds beauty and meaning to any ledge in your home.

Measures 4"L x 4"W x 7.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation will occur.

$52.00

This versatile set of nesting baskets is handwoven using strands of natural and hand-dyed sisal. Versatile and stylish, these baskets are perfect for mixing up storage in any space.

Sold as a set of two nesting baskets. We recommend spraying lightly with cold water to reshape baskets.

Dimensions:
Small: 6"L x 6"W x 6"H
Large: 8"L x 8"W x 8"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 baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$48.00

This traditionally shaped basket is handmade in Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. The basket's unique design allows for a surprising amount of storage. 

Woven by experienced Wolof weavers, the baskets are durable and can last for decades. Each basket measures 13"D x 13"T; size may vary slightly.

$125.00

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 hamper basket features inset handles and a flat lid.

Measures approximately 19" tall by 14" wide.

As with any handmade 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 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

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) and measures 13"D x 15"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

$48.00

Using locally harvested cattail stalks and strips of plastic used to make prayer mats, a network of rural Wolof women in nine Senegalese villages work together to create beautiful handcrafted baskets such as this lidded basket.

Measures 12"D x 14"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, each may vary slightly.

$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.

Measures approximately 22"T x 17"D. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, design placement and shape will vary slightly. See our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more.

$48.00

Using locally harvested cattail stalks and strips of plastic used to make prayer mats, a network of rural Wolof women in nine Senegalese villages makes these beautiful and durable baskets.

Perfect for simple storage around the home, each basket includes a fitted lid and measures 12"D x 14"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. They can be washed with a wet cloth as needed.

$68.00

A perfect way to blend storage and art, these incredibly useful cream and yellow handmade baskets are woven using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic from the local prayer mat factory.

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

Dimensions: 16-17"L x 14-15"W x 10"H

Crafted from: Plastic strips, cattail stalks

Made in: Senegal

$48.00

Perfect for simple storage, this lidded basket is woven in Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic.

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

Measures 13"D x 13 T; size may vary slightly.

$48.00

Using locally harvested cattail stalks and strips of plastic used to make prayer mats, a network of rural Wolof women in nine Senegalese villages makes these beautiful and durable baskets.

Perfect for simple storage around the home, each basket includes a fitted lid and measures 12"D x 14"T. They can be wiped with a wet cloth as needed.

$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

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.

$32.00

Wolof women in Senegal weave this colorful storage container by binding cattail stalks with colorful strips of plastic purchased as salvaged end cuts at a mat factory in Dakar. This basket is primarily white, dotted with squares of blue, turquoise, and silver.

The result is a useful piece of handcrafted decorative art that brings together natural materials, traditional weaving methods and modern recycled materials in a fun and whimsical way.

Dimensions: 11"L x 11"W x 5"H

Crafted from: Typha (cattails), plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$48.00

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

Matching baskets are also available. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

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

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$185.00

These hampers, handwoven by an association of more than 100 rural Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal, bring beautiful modern artisan craftsmanship to homes around the world. These useful baskets are woven in the coil style by binding dried cattail stalks with plastic strips salvaged from a Dakar mat factory. Featuring aqua, orange, yellow and white triangles, the combination of natural and synthetic materials beautifully displays modern African artistry.

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

Dimensions: 19"L x 19"W x 30"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.

$325.00

This set of blue and cream handcrafted baskets features three nesting sizes woven with natural grasses and re-purposed strips from prayer mats in Senegal.

Use these baskets to store clean laundry, balls of yarn, or toys. Use in any room of the house to add a splash of color to your home decor. Each purchase supports the Wolof Weavers of Senegal.

[Large] 17"D x 21"T [Medium] 15"D x 18"T [Small] 12"D x 14"T.

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

$125.00

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 hamper basket features inset handles and a flat lid.

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.

$28.00

These durable table baskets, handwoven in rural Senegal using cattail stalks and strips of repurposed plastic, feature a unique triangle quadrant design. Beautiful displayed on a table or hung up on a wall!

Woven by experienced Wolof weavers, the baskets are sturdy and can last for decades. Size: [Small] 12"D; [Large] 14"D. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

$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.

$28.00

A smaller version of our beautiful and durable Bolga baskets, this popular basket style is handwoven from thick, tough elephant grass and will stand up to use and remain functional and beautiful for years.

This small size is wonderful small storage, and it's perfect for children's hands. Add a stuffed animal for a wonderful fair trade gift for a child!

This natural basket features a leather-wrapped handle in a rich red-brown.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from natural elephant grass and leather.

Approximate Size: 8"D x 8"T

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$74.00

A popular choice among green shoppers, busy mothers and picnic planners worldwide, this durable shopper, with braided leather handles, is woven from thick, tough elephant grass by artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana.

Dimensions: 16"L x 8"W x 18"H

Crafted from: Elephant grass, dye, leather

Made in: Ghana

$64.00

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.

$34.00

These natural grass baskets are tightly woven by expert weavers in Ghana. A smaller version of our classic kettle basket, this basket features a pear-shaped bottom and an all-grass swing handle. 

Woven from sustainable and durable elephant grass, 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 8"D x 6"T (9" to top of handle). Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly. 

$74.00

A stylish tote for the farmer's market, picnic, or beach, these beautiful and durable shoppers are woven from thick, tough elephant grass by artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana. This roomy tote is accented by stripes of lacy weaving, and the handle is covered in braided brown leather.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from natural elephant grass and leather.

Approximate Size: 16"T x 7"W x 19"L

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$36.00

Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave this beautifully simple petite shopper from thick, tough elephant grass. Leather handles make for comfortable carrying and added durability. Bolga baskets stand up to regular use and remain functional and beautiful for years.

A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable bags stand the test of time, even with daily use. The bags can also be easily cleaned and re-shaped with water.

Measures 9"L x 8"W x 11"T. Slight variations may occur due to the handmade nature of this product.

$68.00

These beautifully crafted natural baskets are woven by expert weavers in Ghana and feature light brown soft leather wrapped handles for comfort. Great for farmers markets, gardening, shopping, or for easy storage in the home.

A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable baskets stand the test of time, even with daily use. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from natural elephant grass and leather.

Approximate Size: 15"D x 15"T

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$172.00

Talented basket weavers in the northern Bolga region transform tough strands of elephant grass into shapely baskets. Featuring an intricate lace weave, these baskets come in a lovely set of three.

Ideal for home storage and organization, potted plants, and more. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Small measures 10.5"D x 10"T, medium measures 12"D x 11.25"T, and large measures 13"D x 12"T. Sold as a set of three nesting baskets. Because these are handcrafted items, size and pattern may vary. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$54.00

Talented basket weavers in the northern Bolga region transform tough strands of elephant grass into a shapely storage bin. A beautiful addition to any room of the home, this all-natural basket can be reshaped as needed.

Measures 10"D x 11"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

$54.00

This stylish set of two nesting baskets makes storage beautiful in any room of the home. Handwoven from durable elephant grass, these baskets are stylish and made to last.

Size: [Large] 9"D x 7"T [Small] 7.5"D x 6"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

$74.00

A perfect tote to carry from the market to the beach and beyond, this shopper is handcrafted in Ghana from thick stalks of natural elephant grass, with soft leather handles for added comfort and durability.

A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable bags stand the test of time, even with daily use. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from natural elephant grass and leather.

Approximate Size: 18"T x 8"W x 16"L

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$68.00

A perfect tote to carry from the market to the beach and beyond, this lace shopper is handcrafted in Ghana from stalks of natural elephant grass and finished with leather handles. In addition to being a popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, the lace weave of this tote makes it a stylish accessory.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from 100% natural elephant grass.

Approximate Size: 16"L x 9"W x 10"H (to top of tote), 15"H (to top of handles)

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$68.00

This visually striking 70" long table runner with its natural tones is created by weaving dried twigs through through hand-dyed mudcloth fabric.

Two lengths of twigs are used to create visual contrast. The fabric is a thick canvas that has been dyed using a mudcloth technique in Mali.

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

Dimensions: 16"W x 70"L

Crafted from: Dried twigs, cotton, dye

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Mali Chic is a collaboration of 195 artisans that sells its products through a boutique in Bamako and through international exports. Artisans work from home, in their own workshops or on-site at Mali Chic.

$68.00

Featuring patterns inspired by traditional mudcloth designs, this handmade table runner is created by weaving dried twigs through through hand-dyed mudcloth fabric.

Two lengths of twigs are used to create visual contrast. The fabric is a thick canvas that has been dyed using a mudcloth technique in Mali.

Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary. Colors include various browns, white, and black.

Dimensions: 16"W x 70"L

Crafted from: Dried twigs, cotton, dye

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Mali Chic is a collaboration of 195 artisans that sells its products through a boutique in Bamako and through international exports. Artisans work from home, in their own workshops or on-site at Mali Chic.

$44.00

Stringing thousands of lustrous glass beads onto wire forms, a Kenyna artisan creates a truly unique nativity scene. The set includes Mary holding baby Jesus, Joseph, and three wise men, all in a fabric-lined banana fiber storage box.

Sold as a set. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: Box: 6.75"L x 3.5"W x 3.5"H Figures: 1.75"L x 1.75"W x 4.5"H

Crafted from: Banana Fiber, fabric, beads, wire

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We met Wanduta at the Friday Market in Nairobi where his bright designs immediately caught our eye. Wanduta works almost exclusively with recycled pop cans and beads. His work, like his personality, is vibrant and joyful, and is work is 100% eco-friendly.

 

$34.00

These unisex natural "bolga" hats are handwoven in Ghana using elephant grass. The tight knit of the grass offers excellent protection from the sun.

Wash and reshape with water as needed. Hats include a braided leather strap with tassel. 

Measures 16" W head: 8" W x 4.5" deep. Size may vary slightly. Fair trade.

$58.00

These three little nesting storage baskets, handcrafted in Kenya from the fiber of the agave sisalana plant and dyed a soothing caramel, are dressed up with colorful beads and can be used to store small items throughout the home.

Sizes: [Small] 3"D x 2"T [Medium] 4"D x 4"T [Large] 5"D x 5"T. 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!

$58.00

These three little nesting storage baskets, handcrafted in Kenya from the natural fiber of the agave sisalana plant, are dressed up with colorful beads and can be used to store small items throughout the home.

Sizes: [Small] 3"D x 2"T [Medium] 4"D x 4"T [Large] 5"D x 5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight 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!

$28.00

Talented basket weavers in Ghana's northern region weave this beautiful fan from thick, tough elephant grass,. Featuring a soft leather handle, it is beautiful when in use or hung as wall art. 

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

Dimensions: 11"W x 18"H

Crafted from: Elephant grass, leather

Made in: Ghana

 Ghanaian artisan weaving a grass fan.Handwoven grass fans from Ghana.
$34.00

Working in a coastal workshop outside Accra, Ghanaian artisans hand-carve these lovely little hand drums from wood and stretch a goatskin top. Each drum features geometric detailing, hand-carved into the wooden body of the drum, and a braided cord for carrying. Though small, the drums are fully functionalâ a great gift for small musicians.

Choose from 2 sizes. 5" Drum: approximately 8.5" tall with a 5" wide drumhead. 4" Drum: approximately 6" tall with a 4" wide drumhead. Due to the handcrafted nature of these drums, designs will vary and size may vary slightly. Sold individually.

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.

$48.00

Hand woven from tough milulu grass by women in rural Tanzania, these simple yet durable square baskets are useful in every room of the home. Group them together for high design impact.

Even though they are all-natural, the baskets are very durable and can be rinsed with water as needed.

Choose from 3 sizes: [Small] 8"L x 8"W x 8"T;  [Medium] 10"L x 10"W x 10"T;  [Large] 12"L x 12"W x 12"T. Because this product is handmade, sizes will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Home of the Hehe people, the city of Iringa is situated 300 miles from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and stretches along a hilltop overlooking the Ruaha River to the south. Iringa is famous for its woven baskets made from local reeds. The baskets are an important source of income for the 100,000 population town and are used across Tanzania and exported worldwide.

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