Each one of these beautiful, traditional fine weave baskets is entirely unique. Carefully woven by weaving groups of talented craftswomen in Kenya’s rural coastal region, who enjoy creative freedom in their work, weaving patterns and selecting colours of their choice.
Hand woven from naturally dyed sisal leaves, which is hand stripped using bare feet and wooden tools. It is then meticulously hand rolled to a very fine twine before being woven using a classic twining technique.
A stunning celebration of 100% natural dyes: brown, black, terracotta, white and natural patterns combine in a most striking, textured effect.
Available from Homeward in a variety of sizes, these baskets can be used as planters or flower pots (but line the inside with foil or use a drip tray) and are ideal storage baskets for all over the home. Use it in the larder for storing fruit or veg, or pop yours in the bathroom for tidying away loo rolls or toiletries. Style on your dressing table and style with jewellery, scarves and trinkets, or by the wood burner for keeping old newspapers and kindling.
Dimensions: small baskets are approx 20cm x 17cm.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions may vary.
These baskets are produced as part of a community-based organisation representing several women’s weaving cooperatives in Kenya. These most artistic collectives enjoy the flexible working conditions offered by basket weaving, and the fair rates of pay guaranteed by working within a cooperative. By purchasing one of these fair trade baskets you play your own part in empowering women to financially support themselves and their families through the dry seasons.
Basket weaving is a vibrant and income-generating art form, a craft passed down the female bloodline in Kenya. Weaving is a flexible, portable mode of work and takes place primarily during the dry seasons when crop production suffers.