CHIKU: Hot Pink & Orange Bread Basket

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Dress your dining table in style with the bold CHIKU woven bread basket. Featuring nu orange with a pop of bright pink on its rim, this basket positively bursts with Kenyan colour. These sisal bread baskets can be used for rolls, sliced loaves or fruit, avocadoes, nuts or cutlery and napkins. They also make great bedside table baskets: perfect for keeping your watches, jewellery and toiletries in one stylish space. 

The talented women behind these natural woven baskets all learned to weave baskets from their mothers and grandmothers, and practise this traditional craft within a small weaving group in rural Kenya. We visit these women as often as we can, and have built a strong bond with the weavers and their chairlady, Madam Dorcas over the years. Where once these weavers would undertake the long journey to Nairobi to sell their work at markets, The Basket Room now places regular orders with them, enabling these women to work more sustainably from home. 

Basket weaving is portable, sociable and flexible work: these women weave in pockets of time throughout the day and the week, fitting in this reliable work around childcare and domestic duties. Weaving work supplements incomes made from farming, which can be unpredictable in the dry seasons.



Dimensions (approx): 20cm W x 8cm H

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.


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