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These large, lidded baskets are handwoven in Senegal using plastic strips and natural grasses. New in late 2016, the baskets are known for their tight coil stitch and excellent quality.
Through a project that began as an association with the Peace Corps, we are now helping to extend the women's reach far beyond their saturated local markets to homes around the world. The baskets are fair trade and the artisans are well compensated.
Measures 14"D x 19"H; size may vary slightly. Questions about shipping? Visit our Shipping FAQ.
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.