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$325.00

Sold as a set, these large African baskets ship nested inside each other. The baskets are woven in rural Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. Featuring varying patterns, each set of three is similar to the pictured baskets and yet completely unique.

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

Approximate measurements: Large: 28"T x 18"D. Medium: 22"T x 16"D. Small: 19-20"T x 13-14"D.

Questions about shipping? Visit our Shipping FAQ.

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

$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.

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

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$32.00

The Mountains of the Moon in Uganda contain the most varied and vibrant mountain scenery: from tropical rainforest, through alpine valleys, to snow-capped peaks and glaciers. These lovely baskets feature patterns echoing the shape of mountains, created by Ugandan artisans using vibrantly dyed raffia coiled over banana stalks. This sustainable, colorful art will elevate your wall display—simply hang using its raffia loop. Or, find a myriad of uses for these functional baskets, from the tabletop to the garden.

Sold singly. 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, some with natural dyes, wrapped over coils of banana leaf stems.

$325.00

These durable, beautifully crafted baskets brighten any room of your home while providing an impressive amount of storage. The hampers are handwoven by Wolof women in rural Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. 

Dimensions:
Large: 17.5"L x 17.5"W x 26"H
Med: 16"L x 16"W x 21"H
Small: 14"L x 14"W x 14"H

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

Questions about shipping? Visit our Shipping FAQ.

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 bright African baskets are handwoven in Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. A favorite choice for storing toys, scarves, and craft supplies, each basket includes a fitted lid with braided handle.

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly. Fair trade.

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

Crafted from: Typha (cattails), plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$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.

$39.00

Whether used for harvesting, as a tabletop storage basket or as a wall adornment, this handcrafted piece of art represents Uganda's "moon mountains" beautifully. Featuring a blossom pattern in aqua, navy and orange, this basket is a gorgeous addition to any space.

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

Dimensions: 16"L x 16"W x 4"H

Crafted from: Banana leaf, papyrus, raffia palm, dye

Made in: Uganda

About the Artisans:

Skilled weavers living in the ethereal Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda fashion this beautiful floral motif basket from banana leaf or papyrus stalks and dyed raffia.

$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

$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.

Dimensions: 16"L x 16"W x 26-28"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.

$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.

$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 triangles and stripes in red, and aqua on a black 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

 

$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

$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

$42.00

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

Each basket features bright blue spots of color 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.

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item size may vary slightly.

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

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$115.00

Handwoven in Senegal with rich blue plastic strips from recycled prayer mats, this trio of African baskets offers stylish storage and durability.

Sold as a set of three. Due to the handcrafted nature of these baskets, slight variation may occur.

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

$39.00

Trained by generations of local cultural tradition, skilled basket-weavers in Rwanda, East Africa craft stylish, high-quality baskets inspired by nature. Tightly woven, these baskets can be used for storing fruit and vegetables, serving bread, organizing toys or just hanging on your wall to add for unique home decoration.

Size: Small 10"D x 2.5"T; Large 12"D x 3.5"T.

Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

It is typical for many women in developing countries to depend solely on their husbands for financial needs, but Songa Designs International is changing this dynamic. By working for Songa, under-resourced women are encouraged to pursue economic independence, simply by using skills acquired through everyday life. Songa Designs provides jobs for over 150 women who in turn negotiate their own salaries and earn fair wages, which enables them to buy land, health insurance or send their children to school for the first time. Trained by generations of local cultural tradition, the skilled artisans in Rwanda in East Africa craft stylish, high-quality accessories inspired by nature. Each handmade item is tightly woven with all-natural materials such as banana leaf fiber or sisal plants.

$39.00

Whether used for harvesting, as a tabletop storage basket or as a wall adornment, this handcrafted piece of art represents Uganda's "moon mountains" beautifully.

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

Dimensions: 16"L x 16"W x 4"H

Crafted from: Banana leaf, papyrus, raffia palm, dye

Made in: Uganda

About the Artisans:

Skilled weavers living in the ethereal Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda fashion this beautiful floral motif basket from banana leaf or papyrus stalks and dyed raffia.

$42.00

This versatile set of periwinkle and natural nesting baskets is handwoven by talented rural Kenyan women using strands of natural and hand-dyed sisal. The baskets are beloved for their ability to be re-shaped, as well as their durability and all-natural materials. We love sisal baskets for storage and for dressing up a potted plant!

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!

$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

 

$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

 

$64.00

These classic totes are woven from long strips of fiber extracted from the sisal plant, in alternating rows of sky blue and natural white. Simple woven sisal handles make this a 100% sustainable accessory.

Sold singly. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

Dimension: 12"D x 12"W x 10"H (14" from handles to base)

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 womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$44.00

When the baby Bolga is too small and the classic Bolga is too big, we have something just right: the midsize Bolga basket! This basket features a classic sawtooth weave pattern, in a beautiful mix of aqua, pink, light green, and deep blue. The baskets in this edition are similar but not identical; please see photos for examples.

Measures approximately 12"D x 12"T. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, some variations in color, pattern placement, and size are expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$88.00

With leather-wrapped handles and spacious oval shape, you'll love this oval basket for picnics, the farmer's market, and beyond.

Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave these beautiful oval picnic baskets from thick and tough natural and dyed elephant grass. A popular choice among green shoppers, errand runners and picnic planners worldwide, Bolga baskets stand up to use and abuse and remain functional and beautiful for years.

This basket is "limited edition"; we have 2 nearly-identical baskets available.

Dimensions: 23"L x 14.5"W x 20"H

Crafted from: Elephant grass, leather

Made in: Ghana

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

$44.00

Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave this colorful tote from thick, tough elephant grass that has been dyed cool shades of light green, aqua, and teal. 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.

$145.00

Wolof women in Senegal craft these 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 as a set of two baskets. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:
Large: 18"L x 18"W x 14"H
Small:  14"L x 14"W x 11"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.

$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.

$108.00

This chic set of square nesting baskets is handwoven from strands of natural, hand-dyed sisal. An open weave panel adds a bit of visual interest to each basket, and short handles make it easy to transport the basket from place to place.

Sold as a set of three nesting baskets. We recommend spraying the sisal lightly with cold water to reshape your baskets.

Dimensions:
Small:  8"L x 8"W x 6"H (10" to top of handles)
Med:  10"L x 10"W x 8"H (13" to top of handles)
Large:  12"L x 12"W x 10"H (16" to top of handles)

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

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

This tabletop-style small basket is ideal for packing a present, holding baked goods as a housewarming gift, or stashing the remotes.

Perfect for simple storage around the home, each basket includes a fitted lid and measures 12"D x 14"T. To clean, wipe with a damp cloth as needed.

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