Two Tone Baskets – Natural

$39.00$105.00

  • FAIR TRADE
  • HANDMADE IN KENYA
  • NATURAL SISAL
  • FREE SHIPPING
  • MEASUREMENTS

XS:  12.5 cm H x 12.5 cm Diameter
S:   17.5 cm H x 17.5 cm Diameter
M:  22.5 cm H x 22.5 cm Diameter
L:  27.5 cm H x 27.5 cm Diameter
XL:  32.5 cm H x 32.5 cm Diameter

A beautiful handmade Sisal basket perfect for all your storage needs. With it’s natural two-tone colourway and contemporary design, this basket suits all types of interiors and brings an effortlessly  sophisticated  sense of style to your space.  This basket is also perfect as a plant holder and a great way to accessorise a shelf or display unit.

Please note that each basket has slight variations and differences due to it’s genuine handmade qualities. This guarantees that you own a true one of a kind basket.

 

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Description

In Kenya the craft of weaving is generally passed down through the female line. Many of these women come from families who rely predominantly on subsistence farming. Since subsistence farming is an unreliable source of income for these families the women rely on weaving as a regular form of income. In the past these craft women would have to travel long distances to Nairobi to sell their baskets but since joining a small, but growing, cooperative near their village, they are able to incorporate the basket weaving into their everyday home based chores. Through regular orders placed by ‘The Basket Room’, the weavers are able to receive ongoing employment and fair wages, as they work to Fair Trade regulations. The completed baskets are then stored in purpose built mud huts until they are ready to be collected and then shipped off to all corners of the world.

When you receive your basket you will find a ‘Thank You’ card from the weaving cooperative attached to it.  A wonderful way to connect the makers to the basket’s new owners, as well as to give you a little more insight into your basket’s origin and the journey it’s been on. You can be sure that to purchase one of these special baskets is to support this small rural weaving community and their families, as well as to protect an age-old cultural tradition.

Proceeds from weaving helped educate my children.  I am now able to clothe and feed myself and my family from the income from weaving.  Sometimes I find that I even have money left over, which I save or invest in my grocery business.” – Dorcas Ndinda, Chairlady of Kenyan Weaving Cooperative (via ‘The Basket Room’)

 

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