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These modern baskets are woven by rural craftswomen in Senegal using natural grasses and strips of plastic.
Each large basket feature a fitted lid, top knob, and braided handles. Often used as laundry hampers, the baskets are tightly woven and can last for decades.
Medium measures 14"D x 21"-22". Large measures 16"D x 26-28"H; size may vary slightly. Fair trade.
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 excellent way for rural women to earn the fair trade incomes that build healthy communities.