Using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic from the local prayer mat factory, artisans in Senegal hand weave this colorful table basket. Bringing style to storage, this deep basket is useful for corralling little items in any room of the house.
Measures 12"D x 6"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.