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Large African Basket with Lid - Aqua & White

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  • This large African basket is handwoven using local grasses and thin strips of plastic. Built from the ground up one row at a time, each basket features braided handles and a fitted lid.

    Perfect for storing laundry or linens, the basket beautifies your home while also showing your support for fair trade in Africa.

    Measures 26"-28"H x 16"D; size may vary slightly. Questions about shipping? Please visit our Shipping FAQ.

  • 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, including West Elm, Land of Nod, The Company Store, Garnet Hill and Anthropologie. Working together with the Peace Corps, Swahili and over 120 Wolof women prove that cooperative, home-based craft export is an proven way for rural women to earn the fair trade incomes that build healthy communities.

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