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This trio of Senegal baskets is woven using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. The plastic gives the baskets both brilliant color and durability.
The two larger baskets include cut-out handles. Large measures 18"L x 15"W x 11"T, Medium measures 14"L x 12"W x 8"T, and Small measures 10"L x 9"W x 7"T.
Fair trade from Senegal.
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.