Brought to you by the most skilled and expressive weavers of the Kenyan Kamba tribe, your AMKA is a unique creation. This boho basket boasts vibrant tones of blue, green and white, and is woven out of the yarn from upcycled woolly jumpers.
The weavers regularly visit ‘gikombas’ (clothes markets) to select and purchase second-hand jumpers, which are then washed and unravelled into separate balls of coloured wool. Baskets take up to four days to finish.
Known officially as Kiondos (kee-yon/-doh) in rural Kenyan communities, these tribal pattern baskets were once woven by mothers as wedding gifts for their daughters – both practical and beautiful. Kiondo weaving was a dying art until only recently, with only a few elders still practising the craft.
You become a sponsor of this ethical craft when you bring home one of our woollen kiondo baskets - you also become an important part of our journey to support Kenyan weavers through fair trade. Our basket orders provide flexible and fairly paid work for the Kamba weavers, whose primary incomes rely on farming. Each woven basket is supplied with a thank you card from the weaving cooperative, and you can meet the weavers HERE.
Material: SISAL & RECYCLED WOOL (NATURAL & SYNTHETIC)
Dimensions: 25cm DIA (TOP) x 25cm HEIGHT
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
HANDMADE IN KENYA