CHALI: Brown & Grey Colour Block Woven Basket
Designed exclusively by The Basket Room, the CHALI duo colour block baskets come in three handy sizes and boast thick bands of natural and brown. These woven baskets come in three different sizes and can be used all over the home as fruit bowls and desk tidies, bedside table baskets and bread baskets. Need more inspo? Check out our basket uses page HERE.
These baskets are handwoven by a small collective of female weavers living near the Masinga Dam in Kenya – one of seven dams on the River Tana. Their chairlady started managing basket production in 1993, and today she leads several groups with specific production roles from twisting to dyeing and weaving sisal fibres.
Backing all the values of fair trade, our work with weaving cooperatives empowers women to support their families with a flexible income in the dry seasons, where subsistence farming often fails to meet the needs of the family. When you take home one of our woven baskets you actively support these weavers and their families, supporting our commitment to dignified working conditions. You can meet the weavers HERE.
Material: SISAL (naturally dyed) & BRANDED LEATHER TAB
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA
The weavers are our life force - the sheer spirit of THE BASKET ROOM and the raw talent behind every fair trade basket we sell. Every woven basket has been worked on exclusively by one weaver, and each basket is their very own work of art before it becomes yours. Woven meticulously over a number of days, your basket has accompanied its creator on their daily errands from home to field to farm, enabling the weavers to earn a precious second income without having to give up their other jobs and responsibilities.
We’ve searched far and wide to partner up with the most remarkable artisans and networks of weaving cooperatives in Africa. We’re proud and privileged to regularly spend time with them all - getting to know the people, the raw materials and the harvesting, dyeing and weaving processes, first-hand.
The weavers take centre stage. These are their stories. Listen and share.
Where Are The Baskets Made?
Beautifully made, attractive and so useful
Great service as always from The Basket Room. I can’t fault them and the variety of baskets is amazing. I also love the fact that by buying from them I am supporting women in Africa. The baskets are very well made and they are so useful for keeping things tidy. They make great gifts, too.
The Basket Room
Thank you so much for your lovely review and kind words! We are grateful for your continued support shopping with us at The Basket Room.
I particularly love this set
So useful for keeping things tidy. They arrived super quickly and they make wonderful gifts.
The Basket Room
Thank you for your review and shopping with us at The Basket Room! We hope your recipients love them as much as you do!
This is a brilliant company! Love the baskets they are beautifully made. Thank you
The Basket Room
Thank you for your kind words and shopping with The Basket Room. Enjoy your new basket!