This spacious basket is handmade in Senegal using natural grasses and plastic strips. Each basket is tightly woven by skilled craftswomen and includes a fitted lid and braided handles.
Checked for quality by many hands, these beautiful baskets will last for years to come with little to no maintenance. Fair trade. Measures 26"-28"H x 16"D.
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Since 2008, Swahili has worked with a group of talented Wolof weavers in remote Senegal to provide hampers and baskets woven from salvaged plastic strips and cattail stalks to stores around the world. First introduced by the Peace Corps, Swahili and more than 120 Wolof women prove that cooperative, home-based craft export is an excellent way for rural women to earn the fair trade incomes that build healthy communities.