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Pair of Lidded Rainbow Checker Baskets

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  • Discounted as a pair, these modern baskets are hand-woven using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. The baskets features a straight silhouette and a colorful checkerboard design that is unique to Swahili Modern in 2015.

    Solidly constructed by experienced Wolof weavers, the baskets are often used as laundry hampers and can last for decades. Medium measures 15"T x 13"D. Large measures 21"T x 15"D. Please note that some variation in the size of the checkered area will occur.

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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 excellent way for rural women to earn the fair trade incomes that build healthy communities.

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