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Planters & Plant Stands

Shop a variety of baskets, metal plant holders, and plant stands, handmade by African artisans and designed to elevate your favorite indoor or outdoor plants.

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$82.00

These fun recycled metal hippo planters are handcrafted from washers, nuts and other salvaged metal pieces. These unique sculptures can be used as planters for small plants or succulents. The bottom is very porous; we recommend lining with dried moss before planting. Adaptable beyond simple planters, these sculptures can be used to hold a variety of items inside the home and outdoors.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home and are one-of-a-kind. Because they are made of metal, the sculptures will develop a patina when exposed to the elements. Measures 14"L x 9"W x 6"T but may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Moses and his small workshop of craftsmen build their own welding machines out of copper coil, tape, steel rod, and a sheet metal housing in order to create these spectacular metal works of art. Moses began his artistic career making furniture, but quickly switched to sculpture after an interested European buyer created a demand for his works abroad.

$44.00

Zimbabwean sculptor Maxwell Marufu utilizes recycled metal and decommissioned cooking pots to create these unique wart hog outdoor planters. One needs only add a potted plant to create a whimsical corner of the yard and garden.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home and are one-of-a-kind. Because they are made of metal, the sculptures will develop a patina when exposed to the elements. Because they are crafted from scrap metal, each will vary.

Sold individually. Size: [Small] 14"L x 8.5"W x 14"T; [Medium] 16"L x 9"W x 16"T; [Large] 17"L x 11"W x 20"T. Sizes may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$36.00

Zimbabwean sculptors utilize repurposed metal and discarded teapots to create these unique rooster planters. These small roosters feature white or brown teapots, grey or brown wings and red accents. A whimsical and rustic way to mix up your garden decor!

Limited edition, only a few available. Measures approximately 12-14" T, 12-14" L, and 10" W. The teapot opening is approximately 4" W. All feature a back handle on the teapot. These planters are handcrafted using upcycled materials and will vary.

Please note: recycled metal may feature some sharp edges, and is not suitable for children. Since the teapots are recycled, there may be holes and signs of wear, ensuring that each truly is one-of-a-kind!

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$48.00

Zimbabwean sculptors utilize repurposed metal and discarded teapots to create these unique rooster planters. These roosters feature white wings and brown bodies, with red accents. A beautiful, fair trade way to mix up your garden decor!

Limited edition, only a few available. Measures approximately 14" T, 15-17" L, and 9-10" W. The teapot opening is approximately 4.5" W, and planter is 6.5" deep. All feature a back handle on the teapot. These planters are handcrafted and made using up-cycled materials, and will vary.

Please note: recycled metal may feature some sharp edges, and is not suitable for children. Due to the fact that teapots are recycled, there may be small holes and signs of wear, ensuring that each truly is one-of-a-kind!

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$32.00

This unique garden stake is crafted by Zimbabwean sculptor Jofrey Matora. Crafted from discarded metal, each cluster of mushrooms can be easily pressed into the garden among bushes or blooms.

Sold individually. Handcrafted items may vary slightly and weathering can occur when exposed to the elements over a long period of time. Because this item is crafted from recycled metal, each will be unique.

Size: 10"L x 6"W x 15"T.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$45.00

These stunning low plant stands are beaded with an intricate mosaic of colorful strung glass beads. An artful way to display your favorite house plants, each stand includes a beaded wooden seat atop a sturdy metal frame. Also useful as a decorative short side table or stool.

Choose from 2 designs. Measures 12"D x 12"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Artisans in Ghana use their creative beading and metal working skills to create furniture with an uniquely African flair. This item is handmade by our artisan partner Fred Orkoli.

$58.00

Using strands of natural and hand-dyed sisal extracted from agave plants, women living in remote areas of rural Kenya earn income by crafting beautiful baskets for chic storage with a textural look. 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.

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!

$72.00

These durable, natural fiber baskets are woven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania.

Dyed to a rich black with vivid purple undertones (see photos) from the dying process, the baskets are useful for storage and organizing throughout your home. They can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water 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:

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.

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$58.00

Designed to showcase small plants and succulents, these handmade African sculptures are welded outside of Nairobi using washers, nuts, and other salvaged metal pieces.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home, and because they are created from salvaged materials, each planter is one-of-a-kind. Due to the nature of the metal, the sculptures will develop a patina when exposed to the elements.

Small measures 8"L x 6"W x 20"T. Large measures 8"L x 7"W x 24"T. Size may vary slightly. The bottom of each sculpture is porous so consideration should be given during planting, such as lining the planter with moss.

About the Artisans:

Moses and his small workshop of craftsmen build their own welding machines out of copper coil, tape, steel rod, and a sheet metal housing in order to create these spectacular metal works of art. Moses began his artistic career making furniture, but quickly switched to sculpture after an interested European buyer created a demand for his works abroad.

$158.00

Talented welders and metal artisans craft these unique recycled metal ostrich planters from washers, nuts and other salvaged metal pieces. Available in three sizes, these unique sculptures can be used to hold a variety of items inside the home and outdoors.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home, and because they are created from salvaged materials, each planter is one-of-a-kind. Due to the nature of the metal, the sculptures will develop a patina when exposed to the elements.

  • Small planter measures approximately 40"T with a planter basket that measures 8"D x 4"T.
  • Medium planter measures approximately 48"T with a planter basket that measures 8.5"D x 4.5"T.
  • Large planter measures approximately 56-59"T with a planter basket that measures 10"D x 5"T.

Due to the handcrafted nature of these planters, size may vary slightly.

Extra shipping fees may be required for this oversized item. Please scroll down for more information.

About Shipping:

Shipping for the Medium or Large planters requires an oversized box. After purchase, we will contact you via email regarding any additional shipping charges.

We can provide a shipping quote for oversized items at any time during the ordering process. Please email us at info@swahilimodern.com with your full shipping address to get started.

About the Artisans:

Moses and his small workshop of craftsmen build their own welding machines out of copper coil, tape, steel rod, and a sheet metal housing in order to create these spectacular metal works of art. Moses began his artistic career making furniture, but quickly switched to sculpture after an interested European buyer created a demand for his works abroad.

$365.00

Designed to showcase flowers as if they were an ostrich's plumes, these handmade African sculptures are are welded outside of Nairobi using recycled oil drums and scrap metal. Each ostrich is crafted from the ground up and exhibits its own unique characteristics.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home and are one-of-a-kind. Because they are made of metal, the ostrich planters will develop a patina when exposed to the elements.

Large measures 6 feet tall, with a planter basket that measures 21"D x 8.5"T. Smaller size measures 5 feet tall, with a planter basket that measures 15"D x 6"T. Sizes may vary slightly due to the handcrafted nature of this item.

Extra shipping fees are required for this oversized item. Please scroll down for more information.

About Shipping:

Shipping for these sculptures requires a pallet and cost starts at $200. After purchase, we will contact you via email regarding the additional shipping charges.

Shipping from our location in Oregon to the Northeast is most expensive, while shipping to California is least expensive. Shipping includes the cost for using a lift gate. Costs can sometimes be reduced if you can provide a business address.

Multiple sculptures can be shipped on a single pallet, typically costing the same as shipping for a single sculpture on a pallet.

We can provide a shipping quote at any time during the ordering process. Please email us at info@swahilimodern.com with your full shipping address to get started.

Once you have placed your order and agreed to the shipping cost, we will send you a Paypal invoice. The total will subtract any shipping you have already paid during the checkout process.

About the Artisans:

Moses and his small workshop of craftsmen build their own welding machines out of copper coil, tape, steel rod, and a sheet metal housing in order to create these spectacular metal works of art. Moses began his artistic career making furniture, but quickly switched to sculpture after an interested European buyer created a demand for his works abroad.

$425.00

These tall, striking giraffe planters are crafted from washers, nuts and other salvaged metal pieces by talented welders and metal artisans in Kenya. These sculptures make an eye-catching garden feature when filled with seasonal planting.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home and are one-of-a-kind. Because they are made of metal, the sculptures will develop a patina when exposed to the elements. The bowl of the planter is porous, so consideration should be given during planting.

Size may vary slightly due to the handmade nature of this item. Available in a 4' size and a 5' size.

Extra shipping fees are required for this oversized item. Please scroll down for more information.

About Shipping:

Shipping for these sculptures requires a pallet and cost starts at $200. After purchase, we will contact you via email regarding the additional shipping charges.

Shipping from our location in Oregon to the Northeast is most expensive, while shipping to California is least expensive. Shipping includes the cost for using a lift gate. Costs can sometimes be reduced if you can provide a business address.

Multiple sculptures can be shipped on a single pallet, typically costing the same as shipping for a single sculpture on a pallet.

We can provide a shipping quote at any time during the ordering process. Please email us at info@swahilimodern.com with your full shipping address to get started.

Once you have placed your order and agreed to the shipping cost, we will send you a Paypal invoice. The total will subtract any shipping you have already paid during the checkout process.

About the Artisans:

Moses and his small workshop of craftsmen build their own welding machines out of copper coil, tape, steel rod, and a sheet metal housing in order to create these spectacular metal works of art. Moses began his artistic career making furniture, but quickly switched to sculpture after an interested European buyer created a demand for his works abroad.

$144.00

Talented basket weavers in the northern Bolga region transform tough strands of veta vera grass, also known as elephant grass, into shapely baskets. Featuring an intricate lace weave, these baskets come in a lovely set of three.

Ideal for home storage and organization, potted plants, and more. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Small measures 10.5"D x 10"T, medium measures 12"D x 11.25"T, and large measures 13"D x 12"T. Sold as a set of three nesting baskets. Because these are handcrafted items, size and pattern may vary. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$144.00

Talented basket weavers in the northern Bolga region transform tough strands of veta vera grass, also known as elephant grass, into shapely baskets. Hand-dyed and featuring an intricate lace weave, these baskets come in a lovely set of three.

Ideal for home storage and organization, potted plants, and more. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Small measures 10.5"D x 10"T, medium measures 12"D x 11.25"T, and large measures 13"D x 12"T. Sold as a set of three nesting baskets. Because these are handcrafted items, size and pattern may vary. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

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$78.00

With accents of dyed blue milulu grass, these durable baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. 

Even though they are all-natural, the baskets are very durable and can be rinsed with water as needed.

Size: (approximately) Sm: 10-11"D x 11"T; Med: 12-13"D x 12"T; Lrg: 14-15"D x 13" T.  Because this product is handmade, designs will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Home of the Hehe people, the city of Iringa is situated 300 miles from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and stretches along a hilltop overlooking the Ruaha River to the south. Iringa is famous for its woven baskets made from local reeds. The baskets are an important source of income for the 100,000 population town and are used across Tanzania and exported worldwide.

$78.00

These striking striped baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. Each basket includes accent bands of black-dyed grass.

The all-natural baskets are very durable and can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed.

Approximate sizes: Small 11" tall x 10-11" diameter. Medium 12-13" tall x 12" diameter. Large 14-15" tall x 13" diameter. Please expect up to a 2" size variance; this allows baskets to be nested together when shipping from Tanzania.

Because these baskets are handmade, design placement will vary.

About the Artisans:


Home of the Hehe people, the city of Iringa is situated 300 miles from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and stretches along a hilltop overlooking the Ruaha River to the south. Iringa is famous for its woven baskets made from local reeds. The baskets are an important source of income for the 100,000 population town and are used across Tanzania and exported worldwide.


$58.00

This vibrantly colored set of two nesting baskets makes storage beautiful in any room of the home. Handwoven from durable elephant grass and hand-dyed a beautiful pink, these baskets are stylish and made to last. 

Size: Small, 11-13.5"D x 6-7.5"T, Large, 14-15"D x 7-8"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

$58.00

This vibrantly colored set of two nesting baskets makes storage beautiful in any room of the home. Handwoven from durable elephant grass and hand-dyed a vibrant green, these baskets are stylish and made to last. 

Size: Small, 11-13.5"D x 6-7.5"T, Large, 14-15"D x 7-8"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

$58.00

This vibrantly colored set of two nesting baskets makes storage beautiful in any room of the home. Handwoven from durable elephant grass and hand-dyed a beautiful blue, these baskets are stylish and made to last. 

Ideal for home storage and organization, from fruits and vegetables to kids' toys. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Size: Small, 11-13.5"D x 6-7.5"T, Large, 14-15"D x 7-8"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

$58.00

This stylish set of two nesting baskets makes storage beautiful in any room of the home. Handwoven from durable veta vera grass, otherwise known as elephant grass, these baskets are stylish and made to last. 

Size: Small, 11-13.5"D x 6-7.5"T, Large, 14-15"D x 7-8"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation is expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$48.00

This bin basket in vibrant orange, red, and cream will brighten up your space while providing useful storage space. Try it as a small storage bin, for holding a potted plant, or with a liner as a bathroom waste bin.

Measures approximately 12"D x 13"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size and striping may vary slightly.

Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal hand-weave baskets in the traditional coil weaving method, using natural cattail grass that grows abundantly in their area. Interweaving colorful strips of plastic, salvaged from a mat factory in Dakar, the weavers brighten up the baskets and create designs. The Wolof women earn a sustainable income from basket weaving, while enriching homes around the world with modern African craftsmanship.

$72.00

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.

$58.00

Handmade from stiff elephant grass dyed in a black and natural diamond pattern, this useful bin basket showcases the weaving talent of rural artisans in Northern Ghana, West Africa.

Measures 10"D x 10"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

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