These storage baskets are available in three useful sizes and can be used as plant pot covers for indoors as they are very versatile. Ideal for organisation around the house, decor, pantry storage, toy storage, bathroom tidy (toilet rolls, toiletries), kitchen (fruit/vegetable holders) 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 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.
- Handmade from Sisal
- Black/White tie & dye
- 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.
- Size in inches (Approx) 10' D x 8' H | 8' D x 6' H | 6' D x 4.5' H