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Handwoven African Hampers

Shop our incomparable selection of African hamper baskets, handwoven by talented artisans in Senegal, Kenya, and Ghana.


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$225.00

Bring warm, natural tones into your home with these stunning palm hampers. Sold as a pair of two, each features inset handles and a fitted lid, perfect for hiding what's inside!

In northwestern Kenya, Turkana weavers transform the fronds of doum palm, also known as the gingerbread tree, into gorgeous, 100% natural-fiber storage baskets. The wide, flat palm fronds are woven in a traditional coil method, giving this lidded hamper a smooth finish, pleasing to the touch.

This set includes 2 baskets. Approximate measurements:
[Small] 16"D x 16"T
[Medium] 18"D x 18"T

Arrow designs in chestnut brown are assorted and will vary. Due to the handcrafted nature of these baskets, slight variation is expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

About the Artisans:

Turkana weavers, handweaving baskets

The Turkana tribe lives in the remote, semi-arid Turkana District in northwest Kenya. Their environment is frequently affected by drought, leading the Turkana people to habitually relocate to seek rain and fresh vegetation. They are pastoralists, relying on cattle for many of their needs. The tribe often travels in small groups to find pasture to sustain their livestock.

Turkana basket weavers are women of the tribe, weaving in the traditional coil method that has been passed down through generations. They weave with gingerbread palm fronds, also called doum palm—a drought-resistant native plant in northern Africa, which also produces edible date fruits.

$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.

$188.00

Add storage with classic style in any room of your home with this set of tall, white hamper baskets with a slightly tapered silhouette. The set features two nesting sizes, woven from sustainable natural grasses and white plastic strips repurposed from a prayer mat factory in Dakar, Senegal. These fair trade baskets are made by Wolof women in remote Senegal, who earn a sustainable income through weaving.

Sold as a set of two. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:

Large: 19"L x 19"W x 22"H

Small: 15"L x 15"W x 17"H

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

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

$185.00

Designed with durability in mind, this Senegal laundry hamper has a modern look with black, white, and silver plastic strips recycled from prayer mat factories that are woven with dried cattail stalks. Fitted lid has black braided handles.

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.

$185.00

These modern hamper baskets are woven by rural craftswomen in Senegal using coils of natural grasses, held together by interwoven strips of plastic in a white and silver herringbone pattern.

Each large basket features a fitted lid, top knob, and braided handles. Often used as laundry hampers, the baskets are tightly woven and sturdy. The cattail grass stalks are sustainably grown, and the plastic strips are upcycled from a local prayer mat factory.

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

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

As with any handmade item, some variation is expected. Read our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more. Fair trade.

$185.00

This large hamper in classic white is your laundry and storage solution. Large enough to hold several loads of laundry, or use it to store spare blankets and pillows. Pop on the lid to hide what's inside!

Talented weavers in Senegal handcraft hampers from coils of natural grasses. They expertly interweave thin strips of plastic, an upcycled product which is locally produced to make prayer mats. The basket includes braided plastic handles and a fitted lid.

Care: Wipe with damp cloth to clean.

Approximate Size: 26"-28"T (with lid) x 19"W

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.

$124.00

This set of 2 nesting baskets, in black and cream, are woven by Wolof craftswomen using cattail stalks and strips of reclaimed plastic from prayer mats. These lovely catch-all baskets are designed with durability in mind.

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

Dimensions:
Large: 15"L x 15"W x 17"H
Small: 12"L x 12"W x 14"H

Crafted from: 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.

$84.00

This large open basket is color-blocked in silver, black, and white. Use for storage, laundry, or even housing a large potted plant! Fair trade.

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

Approximate Dimensions: 16"L x 16"W x 12"H

Crafted from: Plastic strips, cattail stalks

Made in: Senegal

$375.00

Bring warm, natural tones into your home with these stunning palm hampers. Sold in a set of three, each features a fitted lid perfect for hiding what's inside!

In northwestern Kenya, Turkana weavers transform the fronds of doum palm, also known as the gingerbread tree, into gorgeous, 100% natural-fiber storage baskets. The wide, flat palm fronds are woven in a traditional coil method, giving this lidded hamper a smooth finish, pleasing to the touch.

[Small] 16"D x 16"T
[Medium] 18"D x 18"T
[Large] 20"D x 20"T

Due to the handcrafted nature of these baskets, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Turkana weavers, handweaving baskets

The Turkana tribe lives in the remote, semi-arid Turkana District in northwest Kenya. Their environment is frequently affected by drought, leading the Turkana people to habitually relocate to seek rain and fresh vegetation. They are pastoralists, relying on cattle for many of their needs. The tribe often travels in small groups to find pasture to sustain their livestock.

Turkana basket weavers are women of the tribe, weaving in the traditional coil method that has been passed down through generations. They weave with gingerbread palm fronds, also called doum palm—a drought-resistant native plant in northern Africa, which also produces edible date fruits.

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$185.00

Offering an artistic storage solution for the home, this durable basket is handmade in Senegal by experienced Wolof weavers using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic producing this delightful silver and white triangle pattern. The basket's domed lid allows for an impressive amount of storage. 

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

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

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

See our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more.

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$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

As with any handmade item, some variation is expected. Read our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more. Fair trade.

$185.00

This large hamper basket features a cream criss-cross and triangle design set against a black background; each hamper is unique due to variation in the design placement. Images show examples of variation.

African laundry 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 storage baskets are woven in the coil style by binding dried cattail stalks with plastic strips upcycled from a Dakar mat factory. Handles are made from braided plastic.

Approximate Dimensions: 18"L x 18"W x 30"H

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

Due to the handmade nature of this item, variation is expected. See photos for examples of how this design may vary between baskets, and read our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more. Fair trade.

$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.

$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.

$195.00

This beautiful hamper features bold zigzag stripes in deep blue and cream, and is ideal for storing oversized blankets and pillows, or holding several loads of laundry. Handcrafted by skilled Senegalese weavers using plastic strips woven onto dried cattail stalks. Includes braided handles and a fitted lid.

Measures 39"T x 19"W (30" without lid).

$195.00

This playful hamper features colorful diamonds and numbers, and is ideal for storing oversized blankets and pillows, or holding several loads of laundry. Handcrafted by skilled Senegalese weavers using plastic strips woven onto dried cattail stalks. Includes braided handles and a fitted lid.

Measures 38"T x 20"W (27" without lid).

$185.00

This beautiful, oversized hamper features colorful geometric shapes, and is ideal for storing oversized blankets and pillows, or holding several loads of laundry. Handcrafted by skilled Senegalese weavers using plastic strips woven onto dried cattail stalks. Includes braided handles and a fitted lid.

Measures 36"T x 17"W (26" without lid).

$275.00

This useful set of large, open floor baskets is woven in Ghana from tough elephant grass. The baskets nest together when not in use; this set has no handles for a sleek look.

The baskets are tightly woven and can stand up to years of use while still remaining beautiful. 

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, size and shape may vary slightly. Read our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more.

Approximate Size: Medium - 20" wide x 9" tall and Large - 22" wide x 10" tall.

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshaped as needed.

$155.00

This petite hamper features blue and white stripes, 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 28"T x 17"W (21" tall without lid).

$225.00

This beautiful, oversized hamper features a blue geometric design, and is ideal for storing oversized blankets and pillows, or holding several loads of laundry. 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).

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