LAZIMA: Turquoise Colour Block Woven Basket
Bring a splash of Kenyan colour to any corner of the home with our turquoise and natural colour blocked baskets, hand woven in three different sizes. Our LAZIMA baskets are produced by an extremely skilled weaving cooperative in South Western Kenya and can be used all over the home as fruit baskets and desk tidies, nursery storage, large planters and flower pots.
We keep this highly skilled collective busy with regular orders for this collection of baskets, so sisal grass is sourced ready-rolled when the group received order from us. This local grass is hand-dyed in large vats under the supervision of a dye manager, and hung out to dry before the weaving begins. Basket weaving is a complex skill that most weavers have practiced from a young age, having been taught by female elders in the family.
Buying our baskets empowers women. We are dedicated to the progress of fair trade and our work with cooperatives helps these women to support themselves and their families through flexible and fairly-paid work: work which can be done here and there, around farming work and family responsibilities. Each woven basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving cooperative, and you can meet the weavers HERE.
Material: SISAL & BRANDED LEATHER TAB
XS: 14-16CM DIA x 9.5-10.50CM H
SMALL: 19-21CM DIA x 14.5-15.5CM H
MEDIUM: 23-27CM DIA x 19-21CM H
If you need a specific size please let us know prior to placing your order.
Please note, due to the handmade nature of the basket, the tone of colour 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?