USO: Embroidered Face Basket
Produced in collaboration with Anthropologie, this chic collection of three face baskets created in a Picasso-inspired, line drawing style are brand new for 2020. Capturing a powerful interiors trend for celebrating the female form, we think you’re going to love these striking ladies…
We have once again partnered with the exceptionally talented Nduta - an artist working in Nairobi – to produce these woven baskets. Each basket has been handwoven in a Kenyan weaving cooperative using a mixture of natural undyed and sand-dyed sisal, and each face hand embroidered in black yarn by Nduta in her workshop.
These handwoven baskets make incredible planters – especially when filled with tumbling greenery – and they’ll bring a splash of unique style to your home office, bedside table or bathroom shelving.
The weavers of these baskets are taught by their own mothers and grandmothers and make a vital secondary income fulfilling basket orders from THE BASKET ROOM. In times of unpredictable drought and a worldwide pandemic, flexible work like weaving enables these women - who otherwise rely solely on farming income - to better support their families throughout the seasons.
Woven from natural undyed sisal and sand-dyed sisal.
Material: SISAL, WOOL & BRANDED LEATHER TAB
Dimensions: 14.5-15.5CM DIA X 14.5-15.5CM H
Please note, due to the handmade nature of the basket, the colours may vary from that shown in the photograph.
HANDMADE IN KENYA