NYUMA: Teal, Gold & Red Stripe Woven Laundry Basket

£ 122.00
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Bring some joy to laundry day with stylish NYUMA’s sundial red stripe on verdigris dyed sisal. This home storage basket is wonderfully versatile and will work hard in any home. 

Roomy and strong enough to hold fireside logs and lovely as a woven toy basket, this woven laundry hamper can also be used for stashing rugs, blankets and towels away too. Use yours as a beach bag or take it on your big food shop – its purposes are endless. 

Methodically hand woven by a member of a women’s weaving group in rural Kenya, this large laundry hamper has been formed from forty balls of Kenyan sisal grass. The strong leaves of this indigenous plant undergo a long process of harvesting, rolling and dyeing - all performed by hand - before six long days of weaving begin. 

Farming is the backbone of most Kenyan weaver's domestic lives. Rainy seasons and hard work in the fields bring cabbages and bananas, oranges, collard and tropical fruit to the table. But as drought persists, these women must increasingly look to alternative ways of providing for their families and paying school fees. This is where weaving comes in – and your purchases help us keep this precious craft alive.



Dimensions (approx): 41cm DIA x 41cm 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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