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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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$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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$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.

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