Woven using grass stalks and strips of plastic, these catch-all baskets are designed with durability in mind. The baskets nest inside of each other for easy storage, and they ship as a pair.
Each basket is handmade by talented Wolof weavers in rural Senegal, who are directly and fairly compensated. Small: 15"D x 13"T. Large: 18"D x 16"T.
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.