This lidded basket is woven in Senegal using coils of local grasses and thin strips of plastic. The use of synthetic materials adds durability and color to a classic African design. This roomy hamper features a zigzag pattern in silver and white.
These large baskets are handmade by our most experienced weavers. Each basket features braided handles and a fitted lid.
Measures approximately 30-31"T x 17-18"D ; size may vary slightly due to the nature of handmade goods. 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.
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