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Kenya & Uganda Baskets

Set/2 Black Twill Sisal Lidded Storage Baskets

Swahili Modern

KG11D

  • Using strands of natural sisal, female artisans in rural Kenya hand weave this versatile set of 2 baskets with lids. The baskets are coveted for their ability to be re-shaped with a light spray of cold water, as well as their durability and all-natural composition.

    Size: [Small] 6.5"D x 4"T [Large] 7.5"D x 5.25"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

  • 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!


Vendor: Swahili Modern



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