These stylish small lidded gourd baskets are created by Wolof women in rural Senegal utilizing salvaged plastic strips and abundant dried cattail stalks. Soft leather trim on the basket and lid add subtle contrast and durability. A perfect way to blend storage and art!
Often called a "gourd basket" because of its shape, the baskets make a beautiful addition to any room of your home. Measures 13"T x 9"D.
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.