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Simple and useful, these these open baskets are woven by Wolof women in rural Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic.
The baskets are known for their durability and are often used as waste baskets. This design includes white dots against a black background. Measures 13"T x 12"D; 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.