Using natural grasses known as typha (cattail) stalks and thin strips of plastic from the local prayer mat factory, rual Wolof women in West Africa, handcraft these useful bath bins. Each lidded basket features stripes in soft creams and silvers.
Measures 12.75"D x 13"T; 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, 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.