Senegalese craftswomen weave cattail stalks with colorful strips of plastic to create decorative storage baskets like this one.
This new design features a low, wide profile with a fitted lid. The baskets measure 11"D x 5"T and are ideal for storing books, food, or linens.
Fair trade and handmade.
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.