DIVAI: White Stripe Sisal Wine Basket
With white stripes on a sand coloured sisal base, these beautiful sisal wine baskets are crafted in small batches and will bring a pop of colour and natural texture to any table setting or picnic.
These handwoven wine bottle holders also make brilliant utensil pots for the kitchen. They're produced in rural Kenya by women from a craft group we’re especially close to, having worked with them since The Basket Room began in 2014. We’re delighted to be bringing yet more sustainable work to these exceptionally talented women, thanks to your purchases.
The women who make these wine bottle baskets belong to a Craft Based Organisation, representing several women’s weaving cooperatives in this area of Kenya. This organisation totalled 520 artisan women in 2014, and in 2021 that number reached over 1500 empowered women – and counting!
Making and selling baskets enables these women to rely less on farming - an unreliable lifestyle due to scarcity of rain in this semi-arid area of Kenya. The craftswomen who produce these baskets are paid a fair wage for their work, and empowered to support themselves and their families with this additional income stream. You can meet the weavers from this region HERE.
When you become the owner of one of these beautiful woven baskets you are also helping to protect this age-old craft for future generations to learn - and earn - from. You also enable us to keep providing this safe, environmentally friendly and ethical work to rural Kenyan families: an alternative to poaching vulnerable wildlife and deforestation.
Material: Sisal Grass
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
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?