These durable table baskets are handwoven in rural Senegal using cattail stalks and strips of plastic used in the production of bazin mats.
Woven by experienced Wolof weavers, the baskets are sturdy and can last for decades. Each basket measures 19-20"D x 2", varying slightly due to its handcrafted nature.
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.