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This substantially sized basket is woven in Senegal using cattail stalks and thin strips of plastic. Each basket features a silver background accented with white dots.
A new design in fall 2016, these oval baskets are checked by many hands for quality and will last for years to come.
Measures 29"L x 24"W x 11"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 proven way for rural women to earn the fair trade incomes that build healthy communities.