These incredibly handy silver and cream handmade baskets, woven using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic from the local prayer mat factory, are a perfect way to blend storage and art.
Through a project that began as an association with the Peace Corps, we are now helping to extend the women's reach far beyond their saturated local markets to homes around the world.
Measures 18"L x 10"W x 11"T; size may vary slightly. Fair trade.
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.