This beautiful basket with its blue and white design specially chosen by the owner of Swahili Modern on a recent trip to Senegal, is woven from natural grasses and repurposed plastic strips from prayer mats by Wolof weavers. Includes woven handles and a fitted lid.
Measures 19”D x 38”T. Before ordering, please double check the measurements for your space.
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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. First introduced by the Peace Corps, Swahili and more than 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.