ALAMA: Light Pink & Green Stripe Woven Storage Basket

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Description

 

Contrasting bands of pale pink and light green characterise these colour-confident, hand woven storage baskets. Introduce a splash of colour to your office space, living room or bedroom and help us preserve the precious craft of basketry. 

The ALAMA collection of natural woven baskets is brand new for 2021. Hand woven from sisal grass by a member of one of four rural women's weaving groups in South Western Kenya, these decorative storage baskets come in three sizes - perfect as planters, desk tidies and flower pots as well as storage baskets for toys, jewellery, slippers and bathroom products. 

Led by chairlady Mbeti, the ladies in this group of cooperatives are extremely skilled at weaving repeat patterns, using their tape measures to produce set sizes. They get together weekly to agree work, deliver completed basket orders and collect wages. Sisal grass is purchased ready-rolled when these groups receive basket orders and a deposit sum from us, and these fibres are hand-dyed outdoors in large vats of boiling water by the weavers. 

These weavers are mainly farmers, so the majority of basket weaving takes place during the dry seasons when agricultural work quite literally dries up. To purchase one of our woven baskets is to become a part of our story: a journey of sustainability and empowerment, supporting women to support their families with flexible, fairly paid work. Each basket comes with a thank you card from the cooperative who made your basket. You can meet the weavers HERE.

Material:  SISAL & BRANDED LEATHER TAB

Dimensions (approx): 

S: 12.5-13.5cm DIA x 12.5-13.5cm H
M: 18-22cm DIA x 18-22cm H
L: 27.5-32.5cm DIA x 27.5-32.5cm H

If you need a specific size please let us know prior to placing your order.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.

 

HANDMADE IN KENYA  

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06/02/2023
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Fantastic basket

I needed a basket to keep my shoes out of sight under my desk. This basket is perfect and super cute. I wasn’t clear with my shipping address and they kindly chased me up to make sure it got to the right spot. This will not be my last order.

30/01/2023
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Beautiful baskets

Great experience and very happy with the beautiful baskets

03/02/2023

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20/03/2022
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Beautiful woven basket

Great, speedy delivery, beautiful items - one thing that could have been better is clear description as to size of items on your website. Small, medium and large doesn't really tell you much.

06/04/2022

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