African storage baskets bring beautiful artisan craftsmanship into our living spaces. This open basket showcases orange recycled plastic strips on half the basket with chocolate-brown strips on the other - with a wide rim of cream, all woven with dried cattail stalks.
Measures 16"D x 12"T.
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 Swahili, 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.