MATUNDA: Banana Fibre Woven Basket
Hand woven banana fibres create an earthy, textured look in this basket collection. Choose from three useful sizes and use yours as a planter for cacti and succulents, a flower pot for indoor house plants, or a large planter for bigger shrubs. The MATUNDA baskets look stunning on a nightstand or dressing table, filled with jewellery or scarves, or keeping your bathroom products on a shelf. Pop one or two in the kitchen for storing fruit and veg, or use one by the fireplace for kindling and newspapers. For more ideas, check out our basket uses page HERE.
Basket weaving is a vital and income-generating art form, passed down the female bloodline. Woven by extremely talented craftswomen working within a weaving cooperative in Kenya’s rural Coastal Region, these storage baskets are ethically made, to fair trade standards. The Basket Room works with a Community Based Organisation representing several women’s weaving cooperatives in Kenya. Profits from sales and all donations to the CBO are used to offer further support to these women’s groups.
Weaving is a flexible, portable mode of work and takes place primarily during the dry seasons since most weavers are subsistence farmers reliant largely on the production of their crops as a source of income. Each basket comes with a thank you card from the cooperative who made yours - meet the weavers HERE.
Material: SISAL, BANANA TREE BARK & BRANDED LEATHER TAB
XS: 15cm DIA x 10cm H
M: 20cm DIA x 15cm H
XL: 35cm DIA x 30cm H
FAIR TRADE AND 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?
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