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Set of 3 Lidded Sisal Baskets

Swahili Modern

KG11


  • Talented female artisans in rural Kenya weave this versatile set of nesting lidded baskets using strands of natural sisal and banana or baobab fiber. The baskets are coveted for their ability to be re-shaped, as well as their durability and all-natural composition.

    Size: [Small] 4.5"D x 3.5"T [Medium] 6.5"D x 4"T [Large] 7.5"D x 5.25"T

  • In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

Vendor: Swahili Modern



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