Handy in the kitchen, child's room, or anywhere you want storage with a pop of color, this lidded gourd basket, hand woven by Wolof women in rural Senegal utilizing salvaged plastic strips and abundant dried cattail stalks, suits the purpose.
Measures 13"T x 9"D; size may vary slightly. Fair trade.
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.