MZIMA: Dusty Blue Stripe Woven Storage Basket

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Description

 

Brand new for 2021, bold MZIMA features dusty blue vertical stripes and a matching rim. Produced in three sizes, these woven baskets make brilliant indoor planters and flower pots for eclectic and colourful homes, and can be used for storing all manner of household bits and bobs: slippers and blankets, remotes and cables, knitting, soft toys – the list is endless, but for more inspo check out our basket uses page HERE.

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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02/02/2023
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Kate W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Baskets for bathroom storage

We have recently moved and have little storage. These baskets are perfect for storing bath, beach and dog towels, and they look beautiful

03/02/2023

The Basket Room

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We agree, the baskets are useful for all sorts of storage around the home! Enjoy!

11/01/2023
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

mzima

Always terrific. Efficient and helpful. Can't fault the products or the service.

13/01/2023

The Basket Room

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and your continued support. Hope to see you again soon!

15/12/2022
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Dusky blue basket

Very good service, it came very quickly and is actually very well made and attractive to look at. Thank you

16/12/2022

The Basket Room

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope you enjoy your new basket!