Samburu Black Basket

£30.00

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 few days or up to a week to finish a basket depending with 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.

  • Approx M- 8' inches 'W' x 8' inches 'H'
  • Black Stripe
  • Kenya
  • 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.
  • Ethical - Handmade - Eco Friendly

At the Kenyan Crafts Company, our mission is to bring beautiful Kenyan & African hand made crafts to the UK market place.

Working closely with skilled artisans, we source and commission products that fuse ancient craft traditions with fresh, contemporary design. It’s a winning combination of old and new that delivers beautiful, durable home wares and stylish accessories that fit perfectly into a modern lifestyle.

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