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. 

Onyx Lidded Hamper Set  with Leather Trim
Onyx Lidded Hamper Set  with Leather Trim
Onyx Lidded Hamper Set  with Leather Trim
Onyx Lidded Hamper Set  with Leather Trim
Onyx Lidded Hamper Set  with Leather Trim
Onyx Lidded Hamper Set  with Leather Trim
Onyx Lidded Hamper Set  with Leather Trim
Onyx Lidded Hamper Set  with Leather Trim
Onyx Lidded Hamper Set  with Leather Trim
Onyx Lidded Hamper Set  with Leather Trim

Onyx Lidded Hamper Set with Leather Trim

$275.00
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
One of a Kind Trillium Hamper Basket
One of a Kind Trillium Hamper Basket
One of a Kind Trillium Hamper Basket
One of a Kind Trillium Hamper Basket

One of a Kind Trillium Hamper Basket

$185.00
Set of Three Criss Cross Nesting Baskets
Set of Three Criss Cross Nesting Baskets
Set of Three Criss Cross Nesting Baskets
Set of Three Criss Cross Nesting Baskets
Set of Three Criss Cross Nesting Baskets
Set of Three Criss Cross Nesting Baskets
Set of Three Criss Cross Nesting Baskets
Set of Three Criss Cross Nesting Baskets

Set of Three Criss Cross Nesting Baskets

$148.00

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.

One of a Kind <i>Pomegranate</i> Shopper with Leather Handles
One of a Kind <i>Pomegranate</i> Shopper with Leather Handles
One of a Kind <i>Pomegranate</i> Shopper with Leather Handles
One of a Kind <i>Pomegranate</i> Shopper with Leather Handles

One of a Kind Pomegranate Shopper with Leather Handles

$64.00
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title

Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles

$64.00
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title

Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles

$64.00
Pumpkin Color Block Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Pumpkin Color Block Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Pumpkin Color Block Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Pumpkin Color Block Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Pumpkin Color Block Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Pumpkin Color Block Wing Shopper with Leather Handles

Pumpkin Color Block Wing Shopper with Leather Handles

$64.00

Shop Baskets from Kenya

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

Black & White Sisal Mini Container Basket
Black & White Sisal Mini Container Basket
Black & White Sisal Mini Container Basket
Black & White Sisal Mini Container Basket

Black & White Sisal Mini Container Basket

$21.00
Sage Sisal Mini Container Basket
Sage Sisal Mini Container Basket
Sage Sisal Mini Container Basket
Sage Sisal Mini Container Basket
Sage Sisal Mini Container Basket
Sage Sisal Mini Container Basket
Sage Sisal Mini Container Basket
Sage Sisal Mini Container Basket

Sage Sisal Mini Container Basket

$21.00
Gray Sisal Mini Container Basket
Gray Sisal Mini Container Basket
Gray Sisal Mini Container Basket
Gray Sisal Mini Container Basket

Gray Sisal Mini Container Basket

$21.00
Set of Three Dual Tone Sisal Baskets Default Title
Set of Three Dual Tone Sisal Baskets Default Title
Set of Three Dual Tone Sisal Baskets Default Title
Set of Three Dual Tone Sisal Baskets Default Title
Set of 3 Dual Tone Sisal Baskets
Set of Three Dual Tone Sisal Baskets Default Title
Set of Three Dual Tone Sisal Baskets Default Title
Set of Three Dual Tone Sisal Baskets Default Title
Set of Three Dual Tone Sisal Baskets Default Title
Set of 3 Dual Tone Sisal Baskets

Set of 3 Dual Tone Sisal Baskets

$64.00

Shop South African Zulu Baskets

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

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These are actual photos and reviews from some of our happy customers.

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.

Brown & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Large Basket
Brown & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Brown & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Medium Basket
Brown & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Brown & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Brown & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Large Basket
Brown & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Brown & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Medium Basket
Brown & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Brown & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket

Brown & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets

$44.00
Yellow & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Large Basket
Yellow & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Yellow & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Medium Basket
Yellow & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Yellow & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Yellow & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Large Basket
Yellow & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Yellow & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Medium Basket
Yellow & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Yellow & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket

Yellow & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets

$44.00
Berry & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Large Basket
Berry & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets
Berry & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets
Berry & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Medium Basket
Berry & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Berry & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Berry & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Berry & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets
Berry & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Large Basket
Berry & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets
Berry & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets
Berry & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Medium Basket
Berry & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Berry & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Berry & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Berry & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets

Berry & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets

$44.00
Black & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Large Basket
Black & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Black & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Medium Basket
Black & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Black & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Black & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Large Basket
Black & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Black & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Medium Basket
Black & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket
Black & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets Small Basket

Black & Natural Kupanda Iringa Baskets

$44.00

Shop Zimbabwean Baskets 

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

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12" Limited Edition Sisal Wall Basket

$54.00
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5

12.5" One of a Kind Sisal Wall Basket

$54.00
AMELIA HIDING 10
AMELIA HIDING 10
AMELIA HIDING 10
AMELIA HIDING 10

10" Limited Edition Sisal Wall Basket

$46.00
Binga Calabash Baskets (Assorted)
Binga Calabash Baskets (Assorted)
Binga Calabash Baskets (Assorted)
Binga Calabash Baskets (Assorted)
Binga Calabash Baskets (Assorted)
Binga Calabash Baskets (Assorted)
Binga Calabash Baskets (Assorted)
Binga Calabash Baskets (Assorted)
Binga Calabash Baskets (Assorted)
Binga Calabash Baskets (Assorted)

Binga Calabash Baskets (Assorted)

$66.00