Bringing style to storage, this handmade basket with a black and cream triangle pattern is woven in rural Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic from the local prayer mat factory. It features a lid and handles. Beautifully handwoven, these lidded baskets are a fun and different way to store everything from toys to craft supplies, linens to laundry.
Measures 18"D x 30"T; size and color may vary slightly due to the handmade nature of these baskets. 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.