Ideal for organisation around the house, decor, plant pot cover, pantry or toy storage, adding natural texture and colour to your space. Handmade by a self help group of lady weavers in a remote rural village in Kenya. Due to the arid/dry environment the women rely on weaving before the rainy season. Working directly with the weavers ensures fair trade & sustainability bringing financial security; providing additional income to sustain their livelihood. We use 100% locally grown environmental friendly sisal with high quality fibres. Woven from sisal (perennial succulent) extracting the fibre is a sincere labour of love. The fibre is then dried, brushed and dyed with natural food products. It takes a few days or up to a week to finish a basket depending on the size and complexity of the design. Each basket represents hours of work & has it’s own unique qualities & reveals layers of stories woven into the strands. Purchasing one of these baskets supports it’s makers and helps preserve an ancient craft tradition.
- Size: Approx M- 10' inches 'W' x 10' inches 'H'
- Black Stripe
- If using your basket as a plant pot, be sure to either line it with a thick plastic or keep your plant in a smaller plastic pot on a saucer. • Keep your basket dry, they’re all made from natural materials so will deteriorate if they get damp. • If your basket gets squashed, you can remould it by spritzing lightly with water and draping over a bowl or pot of a similar shape. • If stacking your baskets be careful as this can alter their shape. • Keep away from direct sunlight to keep the colours bright.
- Made from Sisal