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These uniquely shaped baskets are handwoven by rural Senegal craftswomen using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. A fitted lid conceals contents and keeps your home looking uncluttered.
Often called a "gourd basket" because of its shape, these storage baskets make a beautiful addition to any room of your home. Fair trade. Measures 13"H x 9"D.
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.
I am so absolutely taken with these baskets (four!) that I ordered. I couldn't decide, so I had to get them all!!!!!! I had returned one to exchange for another, which was handled professionally and totally fast!!!! The turn around from return to exchange was less than a week. But truly, the baskets are so lovely, I can't wait to put them in our new house!!! Gorgeous.