MAZAO: Fluoro Pink and Yellow Woven Storage Basket
Introduce a splash of African style to your interiors with our range of neon pink and yellow striped baskets. Hand woven from local sisal grass by a skilled craftswoman working within a small cooperative in rural Kenya, the MAZAO range of colourful baskets come in three different sizes for use all over the home. These bright baskets make fabulous fruit baskets and desk tidies, and can be used as both small and large planters for all manner of house plants. Need more inspo? Check out our basket uses page HERE.
The craftswomen behind our MAZAO woven baskets have perfected the age-old art of weaving from their mothers and grandmothers, and work within a small, rural weaving cooperative. Where once these weavers would travel regularly to Nairobi to sell their woven baskets, The Basket Room now provides them with regular and fairly-paid orders, and these completed baskets are then stored in purpose-built mud huts. As demand increases, the cooperative continues to thrive and grow under the guidance of its inspirational Chairlady, Madam Dorcas.
Each colourful woven basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving cooperative, and you can meet these weavers right HERE. Basket production takes place primarily during the dry seasons, since most weavers are from farming communicates who rely on subsistence farming and rainfall to sustain their families. To buy one of our woven baskets is to become a patron in our commitment to empowering women through fair trade.
Material: SISAL & BRANDED LEATHER TAB
If you need a specific size please let us know prior to placing your order.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
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?
These baskets are utterly gorgeous! It arrived quickly and well packaged.
The Basket Room
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