Watermelon: Fruity Embroidered Woven Storage Basket
A juicy watermelon takes pride of place on this gorgeous hand-woven storage basket, hand embroidered by Nduta, a talented craftswoman working in Nairobi.
These ethical baskets will delight children and the young-at-heart in equal measure - they’re ideal for nurseries and playrooms, desks, shelves, bedrooms and bathrooms. Use yours as a planters, on bedside tables and coffee tables - or for knitting, crafting, toys, muslins or toiletries.
Not just practical and on-trend, these baskets also serve a fundamental purpose for their Kenyan makers. The weavers, taught by their own mothers and grandmothers, make a vital secondary income fulfilling basket orders. In times of unpredictable drought, flexible work like weaving enables these women - who otherwise rely solely on farming income - to better support their families throughout the seasons.
This beautiful range of embroidered baskets is designed by The Basket Room in collaboration with British illustrator and designer Jacqueline Colley. Woven from natural undyed sisal and sand-dyed sisal.
Learn more about the collaboration between the artists HERE.
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 to that shown in the photograph.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA
The weavers are our life force - the sheer spirit of THE BASKET ROOM and the raw talent behind every fair trade basket we sell. Every woven basket has been worked on exclusively by one weaver, and each basket is their very own work of art before it becomes yours. Woven meticulously over a number of days, your basket has accompanied its creator on their daily errands from home to field to farm, enabling the weavers to earn a precious second income without having to give up their other jobs and responsibilities.
We’ve searched far and wide to partner up with the most remarkable artisans and networks of weaving cooperatives in Africa. We’re proud and privileged to regularly spend time with them all - getting to know the people, the raw materials and the harvesting, dyeing and weaving processes, first-hand.
The weavers take centre stage. These are their stories. Listen and share.
Where Are The Baskets Made?