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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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$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

$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.

$185.00

This large Senegalese hamper provides an incredible amount of storage while making your home more beautiful with its array of rainbow colors. Fair trade and handcrafted with joy, the hampers are solidly constructed and will you last for years to come.

Each large hamper features a fitted lid, braided plastic handles, and a rainbow of colors. The hampers are constructed of two materials, both eco-friendly: sustainable grass stalks and discarded strips of plastic leftover from prayer mat factories, local to Senegalese weavers.

Measures approximately 27-29" tall (with lid) and 16-19" wide. Handle colors will vary.

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size and colors will vary. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$125.00

Bringing style to storage, this sunny cream and yellow handmade basket is woven in rural Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic from the local prayer mat factory. It features a flat lid with cutout handles. Beautifully handwoven, these lidded baskets are a fun and different way to store everything from toys to craft supplies, linens to laundry.

Measures approximately 14"D x 19"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

These colorful baskets are woven from natural grasses and thin strips of plastic in Senegal. Each basket features blocks of color and cutout handles.

The baskets are made in a special collaboration with the Peace Corps in an effort to extend the reach of rural artisans. The baskets are fair trade and the artisans are well compensated.

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

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

$325.00

Sold in a set of 3, these gorgeous hampers ship nested inside each other. The hampers are woven in rural Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. Featuring varying patterns, each set is similar to those pictured and yet completely unique. Handles are crafted from matching braided plastic in black, cream, or a mix of the 2 colors. Fair trade.

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

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

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

$115.00

Handwoven in the West African nation of Senegal, this lidded basket brings 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.

$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.

$125.00

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

Measures 14"D x 19"T.

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 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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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. 

Large: 17.5"D x 26"T. Medium: 16"D x 21"T. Small: 14"D x 14"T. Sold as a set, these tall hampers ship nested inside each other.

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

$265.00

This pair of large hamper baskets are woven in Ghana using natural elephant grass, finished with soft leather wrapped around the handles. The baskets are tightly woven and can stand up to years of usage while still remaining beautiful. Reshape when needed.

Large measures 20"H x 17"D and Small measures 19"H X 16"D; size may vary slightly due to the handmade nature of this item.

$125.00

Bringing style to storage, this multi-toned handmade basket is woven in rural Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of recycled plastic. This adaptable basket features cut-out handles, a flat lid, and a unique half & half pattern. When placed against a wall, the basket can show only one of the two colors, or both!

Measures approximately 14"D x 19"T

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

$315.00

Discounted as a set, these extra large floor baskets are woven in Ghana using tough elephant grass. Each basket includes a set of sturdy woven handles for easy transport. The three baskets nest together for shipping and when not in use.

The baskets are tightly woven and can stand up to years of usage while still remaining beautiful. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Small: 18.5"D x 9"T. Medium: 20"D x 10.5"T. Large: 22.5"D x 12"T. Size 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.

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.

$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

$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

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.

$315.00

Talented Wolof women in rural Senegal utilize abundant cattail stalks and strips of salvaged plastic into beautiful storage hamper baskets for the home. The largest hamper includes leather trim, and leather ring handles. The smallest basket has leather trim only.

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

Dimensions:
Small:  16"L x 16"W x 24"H
Large: 18"L x 18"W x 28"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic, leather

Made in: Senegal

$315.00

Talented Wolof women in rural Senegal utilize abundant cattail stalks and strips of salvaged plastic into beautiful storage hamper baskets for the home. The largest hamper includes leather trim, and leather ring handles. The smallest basket has leather trim only.

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

Dimensions:
Small:  16"L x 16"W x 24"H
Large: 18"L x 18"W x 28"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic, leather

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

Arrow designs in chestnut brown are assorted. 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.

$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.

$315.00

Talented Wolof women in rural Senegal utilize abundant cattail stalks and strips of salvaged plastic into beautiful storage hamper baskets for the home. The largest hamper includes leather trim, and leather ring handles. The smallest basket has leather trim only.

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

Dimensions:
Small:  16"L x 16"W x 24"H
Large: 18"L x 18"W x 28"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic, leather

Made in: Senegal

$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).

$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).

$215.00

This beautiful, hamper features a cream and black diamond pattern and distressed leather handles and trim. Ideal for storing blankets and pillows, it is handcrafted by skilled Senegalese weavers using plastic strips woven onto dried cattail stalks.

Measures 35"T x 19"W (26.5" without lid).

$215.00

This colorful, oversized hamper features a pink and green stairway 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 38"T x 22"W (29" tall without lid).

$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 17" wide.

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

$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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$325.00

Woven by Wolof craftswomen using cattail stalks and strips of reclaimed plastic from prayer mats, these catch-all baskets are designed with durability in mind. Each basket features a different pleasing striped design in calm natural colors with coordinating leather handles.

Approximate Sizes: [Large] 19"D x 22"T (to top of basket), 28"T (to top of handles); [Medium] 16"D x 16"T (to top of basket), 20"T (to top of handles); [Small] 13"D x 11"T (to top of basket), 13"T (to top of handles).

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

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