Bring a Kenyan pop of colour to your interior with our neon pink TAMU baskets, available in five different sizes and hand woven by a member of one of four rural women's weaving cooperatives in South Western Kenya. Embrace jungalow style and use yours as planter for cacti or as a flower pot for your indoor succulents. The larger TAMU baskets make stunning storage baskets for everything from toiletries and jewellery to hats, gloves and scarves. Our XL design basket makes for a bright and stylish laundry basket.
Hand woven from Kenyan sisal grass by a member of one of four rural women's weaving cooperatives in South Western Kenya, a classic twining method is used to produce this range of sisal baskets. The Basket Room works with these particular weaving groups because of their skills in weaving repeat patterns, meeting weekly with their managers to negotiate work, deliver completed orders and receive their wages. These cooperatives purchase the sisal grass ready-rolled once we place our orders with them, and the sisal is then hand-dyed in large vats before being hung to dry before these colourful woven baskets begin to take shape.
Each cloud basket is supplied with a thank you card from the cooperative who made yours, and you can meet the weavers HERE. Weaving takes place largely during the dry seasons when work is scarce, since the majority of weavers are from farming families who rely largely on subsistence farming. To own one of our woven baskets is to support our journey: empowering women to support their families through flexible, dignified and fairly paid work.
For more basket inspiration, see our uses page HERE.
XS: 12.5cm DIA x 12.5cm H
S: 17.5cm DIA x 17.5cm H
M: 22.5cm DIA x 22.5cm H
L: 27.5cm DIA x 27.5cm H
XL: 32.5cm DIA x 32.5cm H
XXL: 37.5cm DIA x 35cm H
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA