This lidded basket is woven in Senegal using local grasses and thin strips of plastic. The use of synthetic materials adds durability and color to a classic African design.
These baskets are larger than normal and are handmade by our most experienced weavers. Each basket features braided handles and a fitted lid.
Measures 18"D x 31"T; size may vary slightly. Fair trade. Questions about shipping? Please visit our Shipping FAQ.
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.