CHELEWA: Pink and Grey Pattern Bread Basket


£ 22.00


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Dress your breakfast table in fair trade style with the stunning CHELEWA woven bread basket. Boasting a pink and grey patterned stripe against a natural undyed base, this fair trade basket positively bursts with Kenyan colour and ethical vibes.

If you like what you see, snap CHELEWA up now, because there’s only one of them! This woven bread basket is truly one-of-a-kind, woven by a female weaver working in an extremely skilled cooperative in Kenya’s Coastal Region. So creative is this group of weavers that we leave the designs process to them, giving them free rein with colours and patterns. Sisal grass is hand stripped using wooden tools and bare feet, and then it is hand rolled on the thighs before being dyed in vats of boiling water.

Farming communities struggle produce enough harvest to meet their family’s basic needs consistently throughout the year. Weaving these bread baskets as part of a cooperative enables these craftswomen to earn a fair and flexible second income during dry seasons

Each basket comes with a thank you card from the cooperative. You can find out more about these weavers HERE.

 

Material:  SISAL

Dimensions: 20cm W x 8cm H approx

Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.

 

FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA

 

 


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