Nifty Knits Basket

$120.00

  • FAIR TRADE
  • HANDWOVEN IN KENYA
  • SISAL AND UPCYCLED WOOL
  • APPROXIMATE TOP DIAMETER 37 CM
  • APPROXIMATE BOTTOM DIAMETER 30 CM
  • HEIGHT 37 CM

These ‘Nifty Knits’ baskets are real one-off creations.  Every basket is unique and no two baskets are produced with the exact same pattern and colour combination. You can be confident knowing that you own a true ‘one-of-a-kind’ basket. They’re bright and bold and made out of sisal and the wool from upcycled jumpers.  Recycling at it’s best! Their geometric patterns are inspired by tribal designs and the weavers are given creative licence to choose the colours and patterns which appeal to them personally.

These gorgeous striped baskets are perfect for all types of household storage. The Nifty Knits bring a fun pop of colour to a kids room and are a great way to store toys and other bits and bobs in. They also look fabulous with a plant displayed in it. If you are after a truly unique basket with personality in abundance, then this is definitely the one for you.

 

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These colourful Nifty Knits baskets are handmade by  weavers of the Kamba tribe in Kenya.  The weavers are part of a cooperative which works to Fair Trade standards and provides essential income to the weavers and their families. Weaving is something that can be done in between other duties such as childcare, household chores and subsistence farming, which is not always reliable because of drought or failed crops.

The Kamba artisans regularly visit the ‘gikombas’ (clothing market), where they select and purchase colourful woollen jumpers. The jumpers are washed and then unravelled into different coloured balls of wool. The weaving can then begin. The wool is woven around a framework of sisal grass, which is sustainable vegetation found locally. Creating these beautiful baskets is time consuming and can take up to 4 days to complete. A labour of love based on tradition and colourful creativity.

 

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Colour

Green & Red, Blue & Red, Lime & Red, Black & Orange

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