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$42.00

Perfect for small storage, these modern African baskets are woven using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. Each basket features blossom-shaped accents and includes a fitted lid with braided pull handle.

The sale of the baskets helps support a network of rural Senegalese craftswomen and their families.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 8.5"L x 8.5"W x 8.5"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$56.00

This natural sisal storage basket is sprinkled with bright pink pom poms. These eye-catching baskets that can be used for chic storage in any room of the home. 

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:  12"L x 12"W x 10"H

Crafted from: Sisal, yarn

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

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 womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$64.00

These classic totes are woven from long strips of fiber extracted from the sisal plant, in alternating rows of petal pink and natural white. Simple woven sisal handles make this a 100% sustainable accessory.

Sold singly. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

Dimension: 12"D x 12"W x 10"H (14" from handles to base)

Crafted from: Sisal

Made in: Kenya


About the Artisans:

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 womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$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.

$68.00

Using cattail stalks and strips of salvaged plastic, rural Wolof women in Senegal hand weave this useful open oval basket in pink with orange and silver. The oval shape and open top means this basket provides useful, beautiful storage in the home. Each basket features stripes in silver and orange against a pink background.

Sold singly. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 16-17"L x 14-15"W x 10"H

Crafted from: Plastic strips, cattail stalks

Made in: Senegal

$110.00

Talented Wolof women in rural Senegal utilize abundant cattail stalks and strips of salvaged plastic into beautiful storage hamper baskets for the home. The hamper includes leather trim.

Sold individually. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 16"L x 16"W x 24"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic, leather

Made in: Senegal

$76.00

In the Pemba and Monze districts of Zambia's Southern Plateau, skilled Batonga women craft iconic baskets from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. To update their classic designs with beautiful color, weavers tint the palm leaves with textile dye before weaving. These artfully handcrafted baskets make a great addition to any home decor.

Measures 22-23"D x 4"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, size and color may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:


Famous for their basket weaving skills as well as their geometric designs, the Batonga women in the Pemba and Monze districts of Zambia's Southern Plateau create these baskets by first weaving palm leaves into a characteristic square to begin and then radiating outward to create dramatic patterns.

$34.00 $39.00

Coiling vibrantly dyed raffia over banana stalks, Ugandan artisans craft these beautiful, nature-inspired baskets. These baskets are functional art that can be displayed on the wall with its raffia loop, or put to use on the tabletop, the garden, and more.

Size: 12"D x 3"T. Because these are handcrafted items, colors and patterns may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Uganda Crafts 2000 Limited, a member of the International Fair Trade Association teaches basic handcrafting skills to rural & urban women and provides income opportunities for the marginalised and disadvantaged: people with disabilities, widows, orphans, single mothers, women with minimal education, and people living with HIV. They handcraft baskets using natural raffia wrapped over coils of banana leaf stems.

$52.00

Interweaving natural and dyed grasses to create intricate patterns, Tanzanian artisans hand-craft these stylish baskets. The baskets are named for the weaver, Maila, who perfected the new woven design.

These all-natural baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. The milulu makes durable baskets, which can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed.

Sold individually; choose from 2 sizes.

Approximate measurements: Medium 12" wide x 12" tall or Large 13" wide x 13" tall. Because this product is handmade, size and design placement will vary.

About the Artisans:

Tanzanian woman artisan, weaving Maila baskets

Vikapu Bomba embodies the vision of Catherine Shembilu to create sustainable income for talented, rural Tanzanian women. For many women living in the lush southern highlands, life centers around subsistence farming, cooking, cleaning, and caring for children. Women can weave baskets between their other duties, working daily to earn money to pay school fees, buy food, procure farming supplies and contribute to savings. When a woman has money of her own to use or share, she has greater influence over her life and future.

Milulu grass reeds can be harvested carefully from the marsh without removing the entire plant. The reeds are dried in the sun, dyed with natural dyes, and split for weaving. The closeness to the earth of both maker and product gives these beautifully crafted baskets natural appeal.

$44.00

Interweaving natural and dyed grasses to create intricate patterns, Tanzanian artisans hand-craft these stylish baskets. The baskets are named for the weaver, Maila, who perfected the new woven design.

These all-natural baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. The milulu makes durable baskets, which can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed.

Sold individually; choose from 3 sizes. Approximate measurements: Small 10" wide x 10" tall; Medium 12" wide x 12" tall; Large 13" wide x 13" tall. Because this product is handmade, size and design placement will vary.

About the Artisans:

Tanzanian woman artisan, weaving Maila baskets

Vikapu Bomba embodies the vision of Catherine Shembilu to create sustainable income for talented, rural Tanzanian women. For many women living in the lush southern highlands, life centers around subsistence farming, cooking, cleaning, and caring for children. Women can weave baskets between their other duties, working daily to earn money to pay school fees, buy food, procure farming supplies and contribute to savings. When a woman has money of her own to use or share, she has greater influence over her life and future.

Milulu grass reeds can be harvested carefully from the marsh without removing the entire plant. The reeds are dried in the sun, dyed with natural dyes, and split for weaving. The closeness to the earth of both maker and product gives these beautifully crafted baskets natural appeal.

$108.00

This chic set of square nesting baskets is handwoven from strands of natural, hand-dyed sisal. An open weave panel adds a bit of visual interest to each basket, and short handles make it easy to transport the basket from place to place.

Sold as a set of three nesting baskets. We recommend spraying the sisal lightly with cold water to reshape your baskets.

Dimensions:
Small:  8"L x 8"W x 6"H (10" to top of handles)
Med:  10"L x 10"W x 8"H (13" to top of handles)
Large:  12"L x 12"W x 10"H (16" to top of handles)

Crafted from: Sisal fiber, dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

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!

$44.00

Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave this colorful tote from thick, tough elephant grass that has been dyed warm shades or red, pink, and orange. Bolga baskets can be easily wet down and reshaped, and can be used and enjoyed for years on end.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 11"L x 6.5"W x 9"H (15" including handles)

Crafted from: Elephant grass

Made in: Ghana

Care: Bolga baskets can be rinsed and reshaped as needed. Visit our Care & Shaping instructions to learn more.

$44.00

When the baby Bolga is too small and the classic Bolga is too big, we have something just right: the midsize Bolga basket! This basket features a classic sawtooth weave pattern, in a beautiful mix of aqua, pink, light green, and deep blue. The baskets in this edition are similar but not identical; please see photos for examples.

Measures approximately 12"D x 12"T. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, some variations in color, pattern placement, and size are expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$64.00

Talented basket weavers in the northern Bolga region transform tough strands of elephant grass into a shapely storage bin in a vibrant shade of pink. A beautiful addition to any room of the home, this basket can be reshaped as needed.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 10"L x 10"W x 12"H

Crafted from:  Elephant grass

Made in: Ghana

$40.00

Talented basket weavers in the northern Bolga region transform tough strands of elephant grass into a petite version of our shapely storage bin in a vibrant shade of pink. A sweet storage option for any room of the home, this basket can be reshaped as needed.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 8"L x 8"W x 10"H

Crafted from:  Elephant grass

Made in: Ghana

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