This beautiful funnel shape basket is woven using natural grasses and thin strips of black plastic from the local prayer mat factory, featuring a checkerboard design. Skilled Wolof artisans weave this more intricately patterned basket to give even extra panache to the handy baskets.
Measures 18"D x 10"T; 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. 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.