Handmade African Baskets For Home Decor | Swahili African Modern

We work with a network of hundreds of artisan partners in 15 African nations to bring you handcrafted baskets, home decor, and unique gifts. Founded in 1995 and a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation. 

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Senegal Hampers & Baskets

Handmade African Ghana Baskets from Swahili African Modern

Ghana Baskets

African Home Storage Baskets from Kenya | Swahili Modern African Products

Kenya Baskets

Handmade African Zulu Baskets from Swahili Modern

South African Zulu Baskets

Handmade African Tanzanian Storage Baskets Swahili African Modern

Tanzania Baskets

Blue harvest basket holding chamomile flowers; basket from Uganda

Uganda & Rwanda Baskets

closeup of Zambian twig basket in pink

Zambia Baskets

Binga basket and sisal baskets in a display of wall baskets, styled with books and plants

Zimbabwe Baskets

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Handmade African Basket Artists

Baskets with the Fair Trade Difference

When we started working with Wolof weavers in Senegal (pictured) in 2007, via a project with the Peace Corps, the women were vocal about what they needed: reliable orders so they could earn a reliable incoming weaving in their villages, without losing a day hauling their goods to the markets.

As a fair trade business, our goal is to form respectful, long-term partnerships with artisans. They can count on us for pay that is reliable, fair, and prompt (including deposits up front). Your orders are an indispensable part of this cycle, making it possible for us to order time and time again from these artisans.

Shop Baskets & Hampers from Senegal

Handwoven in modern African style, our Senegalese baskets and laundry hampers beautifully blend functional storage with artful decor. 

Lavender Fields Hamper & Baskets Set
Lavender Fields Hamper & Baskets Set
Lavender Fields Hamper & Baskets Set
Lavender Fields Hamper & Baskets Set
Lavender Fields Hamper & Baskets Set
Lavender Fields Hamper & Baskets Set
Lavender Fields Hamper & Baskets Set
Lavender Fields Hamper & Baskets Set
Lavender Fields Hamper & Baskets Set
Lavender Fields Hamper & Baskets Set

Lavender Fields Hamper & Baskets Set

$180.00
Leafy Green Hamper & Baskets Set
Leafy Green Hamper & Baskets Set
Leafy Green Hamper & Baskets Set
Leafy Green Hamper & Baskets Set
Leafy Green Hamper & Baskets Set
Leafy Green Hamper & Baskets Set
Leafy Green Hamper & Baskets Set
Leafy Green Hamper & Baskets Set
Leafy Green Hamper & Baskets Set
Leafy Green Hamper & Baskets Set

Leafy Green Hamper & Baskets Set

$180.00
Black & White Mixed Basket Set of Three
Black & White Mixed Basket Set of Three
Black & White Mixed Basket Set of Three
Black & White Mixed Basket Set of Three
Black & White Mixed Basket Set of Three
Black & White Mixed Basket Set of Three
Black & White Mixed Basket Set of Three
Black & White Mixed Basket Set of Three
Black & White Mixed Basket Set of Three
Black & White Mixed Basket Set of Three

Black & White Mixed Basket Set of Three

$240.00
Silver & Cream Hamper & Baskets Set
Silver & Cream Hamper & Baskets Set
Silver & Cream Hamper & Baskets Set
Silver & Cream Hamper & Baskets Set
Silver & Cream Hamper & Baskets Set
Silver & Cream Hamper & Baskets Set
Silver & Cream Hamper & Baskets Set
Silver & Cream Hamper & Baskets Set
Silver & Cream Hamper & Baskets Set
Silver & Cream Hamper & Baskets Set
Silver & Cream Hamper & Baskets Set
Silver & Cream Hamper & Baskets Set

Silver & Cream Hamper & Baskets Set

$240.00

Weaving Woman

Since 2008, we've partnered with a talented group of Wolof weavers in rural Senegal, West Africa. The weavers craft baskets ranging from tiny and cute tabletop baskets up to extra-large hampers. Their beautiful baskets are a long-time favorite of our customers!

The weavers work in the traditional coil method, using thick stalks of natural, fast growing cattail to form the body of the basket. Designs are formed as they interweave colorful strips of plastic, which are upcycled off-cuts from a Dakar mat factory. Wolof women take pride in their craftsmanship and ability to help provide for their families using this traditional skill.

Materials used for Senegalese basket weaving: cattail stalks and colorful plastic strips

Shop Bolga Baskets & Totes from Ghana

In the Bolgatanga region of Ghana, West Africa, artisans weave iconic totes, shoppers, and storage baskets from all-natural elephant grass.

Natural Bolga Basket with Brown Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Bolga Basket with Brown Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Bolga Basket with Brown Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Bolga Basket with Brown Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Bolga Basket with Brown Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Bolga Basket with Brown Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Bolga Basket with Brown Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Bolga Basket with Brown Leather Handles Default Title

Natural Bolga Basket with Brown Leather Handles

$68.00
Black Leather Handled Natural Bolga Basket
Black Leather Handled Natural Bolga Basket Default Title
Black Leather Handled Natural Bolga Basket Default Title
Black Leather Handled Natural Bolga Basket Default Title
Leather Handled Bolga Basket - Basket Handmade in Africa - Swahili Modern - 2
Black Leather Handled Natural Bolga Basket
Black Leather Handled Natural Bolga Basket Default Title
Black Leather Handled Natural Bolga Basket Default Title
Black Leather Handled Natural Bolga Basket Default Title
Leather Handled Bolga Basket - Basket Handmade in Africa - Swahili Modern - 2

Black Leather Handled Natural Bolga Basket

$68.00
Natural Baby Bolga Basket with Leather Handle
Natural Baby Bolga Basket with Leather Handle
Natural Baby Bolga Basket with Leather Handle
Natural Baby Bolga Basket with Leather Handle
Natural Baby Bolga Basket with Leather Handle
Natural Baby Bolga Basket with Leather Handle

Natural Baby Bolga Basket with Leather Handle

$28.00
Midnight and Natural Checkered Bolga Decor Basket
Midnight and Natural Checkered Bolga Decor Basket Default Title
Midnight and Natural Checkered Bolga Decor Basket Default Title
Midnight and Natural Checkered Bolga Decor Basket Default Title
Midnight and Natural Checkered Bolga Decor Basket
Midnight and Natural Checkered Bolga Decor Basket Default Title
Midnight and Natural Checkered Bolga Decor Basket Default Title
Midnight and Natural Checkered Bolga Decor Basket Default Title

Midnight and Natural Checkered Bolga Decor Basket

$68.00

Shop Baskets from Kenya

In Kenya, skilled artisans craft beautiful baskets for the home using sustainable natural fibers including sisal, raffia and duom palm. 

Set of 3 Open Weave Khaki Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Khaki Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Khaki Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Khaki Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Khaki Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Khaki Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Khaki Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Khaki Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Khaki Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Khaki Sisal Nesting Baskets

Set of 3 Open Weave Khaki Sisal Nesting Baskets

$108.00
Set of 3 Open Weave Natural Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Natural Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Natural Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Natural Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Natural Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Natural Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Natural Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Natural Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Natural Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Natural Sisal Nesting Baskets

Set of 3 Open Weave Natural Sisal Nesting Baskets

$108.00
Set of 3 Open Weave Pink Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Pink Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Pink Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Pink Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Pink Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Pink Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Pink Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Pink Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Pink Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Pink Sisal Nesting Baskets

Set of 3 Open Weave Pink Sisal Nesting Baskets

$108.00
Set of 3 Open Weave Blue Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Blue Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Blue Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Blue Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Blue Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Blue Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Blue Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Blue Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Blue Sisal Nesting Baskets
Set of 3 Open Weave Blue Sisal Nesting Baskets

Set of 3 Open Weave Blue Sisal Nesting Baskets

$108.00

Shop South African Zulu Baskets

Handwoven Ukhamba and Izimbenge baskets are artfully crafted by Zulu weavers in South Africa.

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Handmade African Baskets for Home Decor

This basket is amazing, much better than I expected. The workmanship is excellent. Shipping was quick. Thanks so much!

Valerie P.

Rwenzori Alpine Blossom Harvest Basket

Handmade African Storage Baskets from Swahili African Modern

This basket is great for all of our throw blankets in the living room.

Bethjany N.

Lace Diamond Senegal Hamper

Handmade African Storage Baskets from Swahili African Modern

I could not be more pleased with this basket—true to size, color, and pattern, and absolutely stunning. Beautiful quality and so special!

Morgan S.

Large Silver & White Herringbone Hamper

Handmade African Wall Baskets for Home Decor

This is a beautiful, well-made basket that looks exactly as pictured. I am very happy with this basket and the company service.

Darlene T.

Sweet Potato and Sorghum Coiled Raffia Baskets

Handmade African Wall Baskets for Home Decor

I love this basket. It is so beautifully made and came with a little card with the name of the woman who made it. Highly recommend and great service!

Tina K.

Rwenzori Alpine Blossom Harvest Basket

Shop Tanzanian Storage Baskets

Rural Tanzanian women near Iringa and Ngara skillfully weave baskets from all-natural grass fibers.

Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket Large Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket Small Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket Small Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket Small Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket Medium Nutmeg  Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket Small Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket Large Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket Small Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket Small Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket Small Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket Medium Nutmeg  Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket Small Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket

Nutmeg Maila Milulu Reed Basket

$44.00
Yellow & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket Large Yellow & Natural Milulu Basket
Yellow & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket Small Yellow & Natural Milulu Basket
Yellow & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Yellow & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket Medium Yellow & Natural Milulu Basket
Yellow & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket Small Yellow & Natural Milulu Basket
Yellow & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket Small Yellow & Natural Milulu Basket
Yellow & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Yellow & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket Large Yellow & Natural Milulu Basket
Yellow & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket Small Yellow & Natural Milulu Basket
Yellow & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Yellow & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket Medium Yellow & Natural Milulu Basket
Yellow & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket Small Yellow & Natural Milulu Basket
Yellow & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket Small Yellow & Natural Milulu Basket
Yellow & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket

Yellow & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket

$44.00
Berry & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Baskets Large Berry & Natural Milulu Basket
Berry & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Baskets
Berry & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Baskets Small Berry & Natural Milulu Basket
Berry & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Baskets Medium Berry & Natural Milulu Basket
Berry & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Baskets Small Berry & Natural Milulu Basket
Berry & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Baskets Small Berry & Natural Milulu Basket
Berry & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Baskets Large Berry & Natural Milulu Basket
Berry & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Baskets
Berry & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Baskets Small Berry & Natural Milulu Basket
Berry & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Baskets Medium Berry & Natural Milulu Basket
Berry & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Baskets Small Berry & Natural Milulu Basket
Berry & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Baskets Small Berry & Natural Milulu Basket

Berry & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Baskets

$52.00
Black & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Black & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Black & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Black & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Black & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Black & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Black & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Black & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Black & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket
Black & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket

Black & Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket

$44.00

Shop Zimbabwean Baskets 

Handwoven by skilled artisans in Zimbabwe, these beautiful baskets are crafted from locally harvested, sustainable natural materials.

Pops of Red One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2
Pops of Red One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2
Pops of Red One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2
Pops of Red One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2
Pops of Red One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2
Pops of Red One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2
Pops of Red One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2
Pops of Red One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2

Pops of Red One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2

$112.00
Natural & Gray One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2
Natural & Gray One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2
Natural & Gray One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2
Natural & Gray One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2

Natural & Gray One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2

$112.00
Gray & Natural One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2
Gray & Natural One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2
Gray & Natural One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2
Gray & Natural One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2

Gray & Natural One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2

$112.00
One of a Kind Sunburst Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2
One of a Kind Sunburst Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2

One of a Kind Sunburst Sisal Wall Basket Set of 2

$124.00