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These decorative tabletop baskets are handwoven in rural Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. Each basket is rimmed with soft black leather.
The baskets are sold in two sizes and they complement many of our other baskets from this region. Small: 12"D. Large: 14"D. Size may vary slightly.
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.
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