UNDANI: Medium Brown Sisal Basket


£ 38.00


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The UNDANI is a stunning celebration of 100% natural dyes: woven in simple brown with a textured effect. This unique basket was produced by a talented craftswoman in Kenya’s rural Coastal Region, working to her own basket weave pattern and her personal colour choices. There is only one of these woven baskets: once it’s gone, it’s gone.

The making process is laborious and highly skilled. Sisal grass is hand stripped using wooden tools and bare feet, and then it is hand rolled to a very fine twine on the thighs before being woven using a classic twining technique. The dyes used to create colour is 100% natural, and hand-dyed in large vats of boiling water.

This unique woven basket will bring a splash of natural Kenyan colour to any corner of the home. Pop your basket in the larder for storing fruit or veg, or use it in the bathroom for tidying away loo rolls or toiletries. They look most stunning offset against the green foliage of a house plant. For more basket inspiration, see our uses page HERE. 

For these women’s groups, basket weaving is a portable, income-generating craft, and it takes place primarily during the dry seasons where crop production dwindles. Each basket comes with a swing tag from the cooperative who made yours - meet the weavers HERE.

Material: SISAL

Dimensions: 20cm DIA x 22cm H

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

 

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