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This "master" Senegal basket is woven using natural grasses and thin plastic strips. The plastic extends the life of the basket for decades while also allowing for traditional African designs to be implemented.
This particular basket was selected for its beauty by the owner of Swahili Modern on a recent visit to Dakar. The basket features braided handles and fitted lid.
Measures 22”D x 32”T (to lip), 41”T (to top). Before ordering, please double check the measurements of your space as this basket is quite large.
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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 proven way for rural women to earn the fair trade incomes that build healthy communities.