Woven from dried cattail stalks and plastic strips, recycled from a local prayer mat factory in Senegal, these shopper baskets provide a durable basket for shopping, gardening, or even storage in home. Brown leather handles provide a comfortable grip.
Measures 16"L x 12"W x 10"T (to top of basket), 18"T (to top of handles).
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.