JICHO: Embroidered Eye 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 fair trade 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.
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?