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African Knitting Basket - Pink & Silver

  • Beautiful and functional, these open baskets are handwoven in rural Senegal using natural grasses and plastic strips.

    The baskets are checked for quality by many hands and are can last for decades. Fair trade. Measures 18"L x 10"W x 11"H; size may vary slightly.

  • 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.

Shop These Collections: Made in Senegal, Outlet, Pink