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$144.00

Talented basket weavers in the northern Bolga region transform tough strands of veta vera grass, also known as elephant grass, into shapely baskets. Hand-dyed and featuring an intricate lace weave, these baskets come in a lovely set of three.

Ideal for home storage and organization, potted plants, and more. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Small measures 10.5"D x 10"T, medium measures 12"D x 11.25"T, and large measures 13"D x 12"T. Sold as a set of three nesting baskets. Because these are handcrafted items, size and pattern may vary. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

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$68.00

This versatile set of nesting baskets is handwoven using strands of natural and hand-dyed sisal. Versatile and stylish, these baskets are perfect for mixing up storage in any space.

Sizes: [Small] 6"D x 6"T [Medium] 8"D x 8"T [Large] 10"D x 10"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$72.00

Interweaving natural and dyed grasses to create intricate patterns, Tanzanian artisans hand-craft these stylish baskets. The baskets are named for the weaver, Maila, who perfected the new woven design.

These all-natural baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. The milulu makes durable baskets, which can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed.

Sold individually; choose from 3 sizes. Approximate measurements: Small 10" wide x 10" tall; Medium 12" wide x 12" tall; Large 13" wide x 13" tall. Because this product is handmade, size and design placement will vary.

About the Artisans:

Tanzanian woman artisan, weaving Maila baskets

Vikapu Bomba embodies the vision of Catherine Shembilu to create sustainable income for talented, rural Tanzanian women. For many women living in the lush southern highlands, life centers around subsistence farming, cooking, cleaning, and caring for children. Women can weave baskets between their other duties, working daily to earn money to pay school fees, buy food, procure farming supplies and contribute to savings. When a woman has money of her own to use or share, she has greater influence over her life and future.

Milulu grass reeds can be harvested carefully from the marsh without removing the entire plant. The reeds are dried in the sun, dyed with natural dyes, and split for weaving. The closeness to the earth of both maker and product gives these beautifully crafted baskets natural appeal.

$72.00

Interweaving natural and dyed grasses to create intricate patterns, Tanzanian artisans hand-craft these stylish baskets. The baskets are named for the weaver, Maila, who perfected the new woven design.

These all-natural baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. The milulu makes durable baskets, which can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed.

Sold individually; choose from 3 sizes. Approximate measurements: Small 10" wide x 10" tall; Medium 12" wide x 12" tall; Large 13" wide x 13" tall. Because this product is handmade, size and design placement will vary.

About the Artisans:

Tanzanian woman artisan, weaving Maila baskets

Vikapu Bomba embodies the vision of Catherine Shembilu to create sustainable income for talented, rural Tanzanian women. For many women living in the lush southern highlands, life centers around subsistence farming, cooking, cleaning, and caring for children. Women can weave baskets between their other duties, working daily to earn money to pay school fees, buy food, procure farming supplies and contribute to savings. When a woman has money of her own to use or share, she has greater influence over her life and future.

Milulu grass reeds can be harvested carefully from the marsh without removing the entire plant. The reeds are dried in the sun, dyed with natural dyes, and split for weaving. The closeness to the earth of both maker and product gives these beautifully crafted baskets natural appeal.

$58.00

Using strands of natural sisal extracted from agave plants, women living in remote areas of rural Kenya earn income by crafting beautiful baskets that can be used for chic, textural storage in any room of the home. Woven to last, sisal baskets can be reshaped using cold water.

Size: 10"D x 13"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of the item, it may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

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$58.00

This vibrantly colored set of two nesting baskets makes storage beautiful in any room of the home. Handwoven from durable elephant grass and hand-dyed a vibrant green, these baskets are stylish and made to last. 

Size: Small, 11-13.5"D x 6-7.5"T, Large, 14-15"D x 7-8"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

$58.00

This vibrantly colored set of two nesting baskets makes storage beautiful in any room of the home. Handwoven from durable elephant grass and hand-dyed a beautiful pink, these baskets are stylish and made to last. 

Size: Small, 11-13.5"D x 6-7.5"T, Large, 14-15"D x 7-8"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

$58.00

This vibrantly colored set of two nesting baskets makes storage beautiful in any room of the home. Handwoven from durable elephant grass and hand-dyed a beautiful blue, these baskets are stylish and made to last. 

Ideal for home storage and organization, from fruits and vegetables to kids' toys. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Size: Small, 11-13.5"D x 6-7.5"T, Large, 14-15"D x 7-8"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

$34.00

These natural grass baskets are tightly woven by expert weavers in Ghana. A smaller version of our kettle basket, they feature a vibrant teal pattern (patterns vary), a pear-shaped bottom and a grass swing handle. 

Woven from sustainable and durable elephant grass, these indispensable baskets stand the test of time, even with daily use. The basket can also be rinsed with water and re-shaped, as needed.

Measures 8"D x 6"T (9" to top of handle). Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, woven patterns are varied, and some variation is expected in the size and coloration of this basket. See photos for examples.

$34.00

These natural grass baskets are tightly woven by expert weavers in Ghana. A smaller version of our kettle basket, they feature a vibrant pink pattern (patterns vary), a pear-shaped bottom and a swing handle. 

Woven from sustainable and durable elephant grass, these indispensable baskets stand the test of time, even with daily use. The basket can also be rinsed with cool water and re-shaped, as needed.

Measures 8"D x 6"T (9" to top of handle). Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, patterns are varied and some variation is expected in size and coloration. See photos for examples.

$34.00

These natural grass baskets are tightly woven by expert weavers in Ghana. A smaller version of our classic kettle basket, this basket features a pear-shaped bottom and an all-grass swing handle. 

Woven from sustainable and durable elephant grass, these indispensable baskets stand the test of time, even with daily use. The basket can also be rinsed with water and re-shaped, as needed.

Measures 8"D x 6"T (9" to top of handle). Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly. 

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$58.00

These three little nesting storage baskets, handcrafted in Kenya from the fiber of the agave sisalana plant and dyed a bold classic black, are dressed up with colorful beads and can be used to store small items throughout the home.

Sizes: [Small] 3"D x 2"T [Medium] 4"D x 4"T [Large] 5"D x 5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$58.00

These three little nesting storage baskets, handcrafted in Kenya from the natural fiber of the agave sisalana plant, are dressed up with colorful beads and can be used to store small items throughout the home.

Sizes: [Small] 3"D x 2"T [Medium] 4"D x 4"T [Large] 5"D x 5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$58.00

These three little nesting storage baskets, handcrafted in Kenya from the natural fiber of the agave sisalana plant, are dressed up with colorful beads and can be used to store small items throughout the home.

Sizes: [Small] 3"D x 2"T [Medium] 4"D x 4"T [Large] 5"D x 5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$58.00

These three little nesting storage baskets, handcrafted in Kenya from the fiber of the agave sisalana plant and dyed a soothing caramel, are dressed up with colorful beads and can be used to store small items throughout the home.

Sizes: [Small] 3"D x 2"T [Medium] 4"D x 4"T [Large] 5"D x 5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$78.00

With accents of dyed blue milulu grass, these durable baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. 

Even though they are all-natural, the baskets are very durable and can be rinsed with water as needed.

Size: (approximately) Sm: 10-11"D x 11"T; Med: 12-13"D x 12"T; Lrg: 14-15"D x 13" T.  Because this product is handmade, designs will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Home of the Hehe people, the city of Iringa is situated 300 miles from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and stretches along a hilltop overlooking the Ruaha River to the south. Iringa is famous for its woven baskets made from local reeds. The baskets are an important source of income for the 100,000 population town and are used across Tanzania and exported worldwide.

$58.00

These three little nesting storage baskets, handcrafted in Kenya from the fiber of the agave sisalana plant and dyed to a deep blue hue, are dressed up with colorful beads and can be used to store small items throughout the home.

Sizes: [Small] 3"D x 2"T [Medium] 4"D x 4"T [Large] 5"D x 5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$72.00

These durable, natural fiber baskets are woven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania.

Dyed to a rich black with vivid purple undertones (see photos) from the dying process, the baskets are useful for storage and organizing throughout your home. They can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed. 

Sold individually; choose from 3 sizes. Approximate measurements: Small 10" wide x 10" tall; Medium 12" wide x 12" tall; Large 13" wide x 13" tall. Because this product is handmade, size and design placement will vary.

About the Artisans:

Vikapu Bomba embodies the vision of Catherine Shembilu to create sustainable income for talented, rural Tanzanian women. For many women living in the lush southern highlands, life centers around subsistence farming, cooking, cleaning, and caring for children. Women can weave baskets between their other duties, working daily to earn money to pay school fees, buy food, procure farming supplies and contribute to savings. When a woman has money of her own to use or share, she has greater influence over her life and future.

Milulu grass reeds can be harvested carefully from the marsh without removing the entire plant. The reeds are dried in the sun, dyed with natural dyes, and split for weaving. The closeness to the earth of both maker and product gives these beautifully crafted baskets natural appeal.

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$68.00

These natural grass baskets are expertly woven by skilled weavers from the Bolgatanga region in Ghana. To create the brilliant rainbow weave, artisans dye strands of elephant grass in an array of colors before weaving. 

The basket can be rinsed with cool water and re-shaped, as needed. Measures approximately 15"D x 15"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

This basket features a grass handle (recommended for home decor use, not carrying heavy items) and may include handle reinforcements crafted from pink leather.

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$196.00

This useful set of large, open floor baskets is woven in Ghana from tough elephant grass. Each basket includes a set of woven handles for easy transport, nesting together when not in use.

The baskets are tightly woven and can stand up to years of use while still remaining beautiful. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Approximate sizes: Medium - 20" wide x 9" tall; Large - 22" wide x 10" tall. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size and shape may vary slightly. Read our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more.

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$48.00

Songa Designs International empowers a new generation of women in Rwanda by combining their traditional weaving skills with modern design, using abundant banana fibers to create useful baskets for the home. These all-natural, sustainable baskets can be used for storing fruit and vegetables, serving bread, or organizing toys.

Size: Small 11.5"D x 5.5"T; Large 14"D x 6"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:


It is typical for many women in developing countries to depend solely on their husbands for financial needs, but Songa Designs International is changing this dynamic. By working for Songa, under-resourced women are encouraged to pursue economic independence, simply by using skills acquired through everyday life. Songa Designs provides jobs for over 150 women who in turn negotiate their own salaries and earn fair wages, which enables them to buy land, health insurance or send their children to school for the first time. Trained by generations of local cultural tradition, the skilled artisans in Rwanda in East Africa craft stylish, high-quality accessories inspired by nature. Each handmade item is tightly woven with all-natural materials such as banana leaf fiber or sisal plants.

$48.00

These woven baskets are crafted in Senegal using local grasses and thin strips of recycled plastic. Featuring a bright yellow garland, this fair trade basket is a wonderful way to incorporate colorful creative storage into any space.  

Measures 13"D x 15"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, color and size may vary slightly. 

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$34.00

These modern African baskets, woven using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic, are perfect for storing smaller items. Each basket features blossom-shaped accents and includes a fitted lid with braided pull handle.

The sale of the baskets helps support a network of rural Senegalese craftswomen and their families.

Measures 8.5"T x 8.5"D; due to the handcrafted nature of this basket size may vary slightly. Fair trade.

$34.00

Perfect for small storage, these modern African baskets are woven using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. Each basket features blossom-shaped accents and includes a fitted lid with braided pull handle.

The sale of the baskets helps support a network of rural Senegalese craftswomen and their families.

Measures 9"T x 9.5"D; size may vary slightly. Fair trade.

$48.00

Using locally harvested cattail stalks and strips of plastic used to make prayer mats, a network of rural Wolof women in nine Senegalese villages makes these beautiful and durable baskets.

Perfect for simple storage around the home, each basket includes a fitted lid and measures 12"D x 14"T. They can be wiped with a wet cloth as needed.

$110.00

Handwoven in Senegal with rich blue plastic strips from recycled prayer mats, this trio of African baskets offers stylish storage and durability.

The two larger baskets include cut-out handles. Large measures 18"L x 15"W x 11"T, Medium measures 14"L x 12"W x 8"T, and Small measures 10"L x 9"W x 7"T. Due to the handmade nature of these baskets, some variation is expected.

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$120.00

This set of 2 nesting baskets, in black and cream, are woven by Wolof craftswomen using cattail stalks and strips of reclaimed plastic from prayer mats. These lovely catch-all baskets are designed with durability in mind.

Approximate Sizes: [Large] 15"D x 17"T [Small] 12"D x 14"T.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected. Read our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more. Fair trade.

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$34.00

Perfect for small storage, these modern African baskets are woven using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic.

Each basket features strips of color and includes a fitted lid with braided pull handle. The sale of the baskets helps support a network of rural Senegalese craftswomen and their families.

Measures 8.5" x 8.5"; due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly. Fair trade.

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$34.00

Perfect for small storage, these modern African baskets are woven using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic.

Each basket features strips of bright color on a black background and includes a fitted lid with braided pull handle. The sale of the baskets helps support a network of rural Senegalese craftswomen and their families.

Measures 8.5" x 8.5"; due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected. Fair trade.

$34.00

Perfect for small storage, these modern African baskets are woven using sweet-smelling natural grasses and thin, black strips of upcycled plastic.

Each basket includes a fitted lid with braided pull handle. The sale of these baskets helps support a network of over 100 rural Senegalese craftswomen and their families.

Measures 8.5" x 8.5"; due to the handmade nature of this item, size of each basket will vary slightly. Fair trade.

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$48.00

Using cattail stalks and strips of salvaged plastic, rural Wolof women in Senegal hand weave this beautiful basket. With a snug-fitting flat lid, our warming baskets are a perfect way to present baked goods to loved ones as well as covered storage for your odd and ends.

Measures 13"D x 8"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

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