Know somebody who’s constantly searching for their charger? Are you forever tripping over cables for various bits of tech? Our chic embroidered storage basket is just the ticket and a perfect unique Christmas gift.
Hand woven in Kenya and embroidered by hand in Rwanda, these baskets are ethically made by women working in highly skilled craft cooperatives. The majority of these artisans are subsistence farmers first and foremost, but drought makes it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. Handicrafts such as these give women living in rural Africa the opportunity to earn a flexible, secondary income and to support their families and empower themselves through skilled work.
There was a time when these weavers would have to trek to Nairobi to sell their woven baskets, but today the basket orders come to them. This enables these women to devote more of their precious time to farming, family life, and weaving.
The talented embroiderers who add the finishing details to these sisal baskets work within a small cooperative of women who learned their craft from Belgian nuns in the seventies. Today their needlework is as exceptional as it was when their workshop was first established.
Material: SISAL & WOOL
20CM DIA X 20CM H
Please note, due to the handmade nature of the basket, the tone of colour may vary to that shown in the photograph.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA