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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

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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$325.00

Featuring silver and white recycled plastic strands coil woven around cattail stalks in an array of complementary patterns, this set of 3 Senegal hampers adds distinction to the home. Durable leather handles make moving each basket a cinch, and add a level of sophistication to the set.

Size: [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.

$185.00

This lidded basket is woven in Senegal using coils of local grasses and thin strips of plastic. The use of synthetic materials adds durability and color to a classic African design. This roomy hamper features a zigzag pattern in silver and white.

These large baskets are handmade by the most experienced weavers. Each basket features braided handles and a fitted lid.

Measures approximately 30-31"T x 17-18"D .

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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$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.

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.

$175.00

This beautiful silver hamper 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 29"T x 18"W (21" tall without lid).

$215.00

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).

$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).

$195.00

This colorful, hamper features stripes of aqua and red, and is ideal for storing blankets and pillows, or holding a load 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 20"W (27" tall without lid).

$215.00

This beautiful, hamper features white and aqua columns 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 37"T x 19"W (27" without lid).

$185.00

This beautiful tall hamper features zigzag stripes of aqua and white, 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 (26" tall without lid).

$195.00

This beautiful hamper features blue and lemon cream 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 36"T x 20"W (27" tall without lid).

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