HERI: Natural and White Speckled Woven Laundry Basket

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Unique and hand woven, the HERI laundry basket boasts a stylish beige and white speckled design reminiscent of Kenyan sand and stone.

Created by one of the most experienced members of the women’s weaving cooperatives in the rural Eastern Region of Kenya, this lovely laundry hamper is hand woven from the indigenous sisal plant. The stiff leaves of this fibrous shrub are often used for producing rope and twine, and undergo a lengthy process of harvesting, rolling and dyeing - all by hand - before being carefully woven. Each laundry basket takes six days and up to forty balls of sisal to complete, whilst two skilled leather workers (known locally as ‘fundi’) produce the trim and handles. 

Large and robust enough for storing your logs and kindling yet soft and supple enough to be used as nursery storage, your woven laundry basket really can be put to use all over the home.

Many members of the women’s weaving cooperative in Kenya are from farming families, largely relying on unpredictable rainfall and an unreliable income. Basket weaving has become a source of alternative income for these communities during the dry seasons, helping families meet their basic living costs.

Each laundry basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving co-operative that made yours. Want to know more about the people behind the baskets? Meet the weavers here.

 

Material:  SISAL & LEATHER

Dimensions: 41cm H x 41cm DIA

Leather used is a by-product of the food industry.

Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.

 

HANDMADE IN KENYA

Meet The makers
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08/01/2022
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Wendy C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Amazing, Wonderful product,that arrived quickly with no hitches… My daughter had seen this basket at the Christmas Fair held at Daylesford …she was over the moon when she received it for Christmas

12/01/2022

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23/11/2021
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Madeleine P.
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HERI: Natural and White Speckled Woven Laundry Basket

Perfect. I always revisit The Basket Room when I need more storage. Products are always excellent quality. Highly recommend.

23/11/2021

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