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Kenya & Uganda Baskets

Tall Natural Sisal and Banana Fiber Basket

Swahili Modern

KG23A

  • Using strands of natural sisal extracted from agave plants, women living in remote areas of rural Kenya earn income by crafting beautiful baskets that can be used for chic, textural storage in any room of the home. Woven to last, sisal baskets can be reshaped using cold water.  

    Size: 10"D x 13"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of the item, it may vary slightly. 

  • 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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