MSINGI: Teal Colour Block Woven Basket

£ 17.00
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These verdigris and white colour block baskets are produced in three handy sizes, woven from indigenous sisal grass by talented craftswomen rural Kenya. Use your new woven storage basket for keeping hair accessories, make up and toiletries organized, or fill with fruit, stationery, children’s toys, remote controls and gloves and hats. These round sisal baskets also make beautiful woven planters for your houseplants – and excellent new home gifts. Wherever and however you choose to use your new woven basket it is sure to bring a splash of vibrant Kenyan colour to your home. 

The Basket Room has built long established relationships with weaving groups in several rural corners of Africa, and the skilled craftswomen in this particular women’s weaving group are brilliant at producing these repeat design baskets in a kaleidoscope of stunning colour block combinations.  The women behind our colour block baskets have woven from a young age: this careful, traditional craft is passed along the female line, from grandmothers to mothers to daughters. Sisal grass is sourced ready-rolled and hand-dyed in large vats before a traditional twining method is used to produce each handwoven basket. Where once these women used to have to travel to Nairobi to sell their woven baskets, today The Basket Room places regular and fairly-paid orders with this group, and completed baskets are stored in purpose-built mud huts before being shipped by container to the UK.

Basket weaving within a group empowers women to support their families with a flexible income in the dry seasons, where subsistence farming becomes unsustainable. Your purchases support this good work.



Dimensions (approx): 

XSmall: 14.5-16cm DIA x 9.5-11cm H

Small: 19-21cm DIA x 14.5-16cm H

Medium: 24-27cm DIA x 19-21cm 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.



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