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Large African Basket with Lid - Yellow & Silver

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  • Senegalese craftswomen use plastic strips and natural grasses to create these large and beautiful baskets.

    Each African basket features braided handles and a fitted lid with top knob. Checked by many hands in Senegal and in the US, the baskets will last for years to come with little to no maintenance.

    Fair trade. Measures 26"-28"H x 16"D.

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  • 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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