KALI: Orange & Neon Pink Duo Colour Block Woven Basket
Designed exclusively by The Basket Room, the KALI duo colour block baskets boast thick bands of neon pink and orange – a creative and unexpected coupling of colours that bring confidence and lift the spirits. Think Mexicana and Frida Kahlo! Produced in three sizes, these baskets can be put to use all over the home and repurposed as often as you like. Use yours in the nursery or playroom for storing toys or fill with loo roll and keep in the bathroom. Transform your indoor plants by homing them in a KALI woven basket, or use yours for storing dry foods in the kitchen. For more ideas, 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, 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 see the weavers who produce these baskets HERE.
Material: SISAL & BRANDED LEATHER TAB
XS: 14-16CM DIA x 9.5-10.50CM H
SMALL: 19-21CM DIA x 14.5-15.5CM H
MEDIUM: 23-27CM DIA x 19-21CM H
If you need a specific size please let us know prior to placing your order.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
HANDMADE IN KENYA
Our journey into sustainable style began in Kenya, and the lion’s share of our woven baskets are Kenyan-made. Whilst every region of Kenya boasts its own rich natural bounty, each cooperative we partner with offers expertise in its own unique form of basketry. Weaving, dyeing and grass-rolling techniques differ across the regions as much as basket shapes, patterns and structures. These precious crafts are woven through the generations within families - passed along continuous thread from mother to daughter - protecting and preserving an art form as old as man.
Vast and colourful, vibrant and bursting with natural beauty and style, our fair trade baskets are as eclectic as their homeland and its people. From sisal grass to doum palm, banana leaf fibres to palm leaf, each weaving cooperative works with what is locally available and only what can be sustainably sourced, to produce beautiful baskets which are 100% Kenyan made, and ethically produced. All cow hide bag tags, straps, and basket labels are made from leather sourced as a by-product of the food industry. Natural dyes come from pounded roots, bark and vegetables of the region, whilst all synthetic dyes are sustainably sourced.
From the Kamba tribe to the camel-herding Ariaal pastoralists of Northern Kenya, you can read more about the lives of the Kenyan weavers we work with - and the wonderful baskets they produce - below.
Meet The Artisans
Who Made Your Basket?
Beautiful bright basket
This is a lovely item. Much more vivid in colour than the picture shows but all the better for it. Another perfect item from the Basket Room.
The Basket Room
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and your kind words. We are so happy to hear you are pleased with your basket. See you again soon!
Perfect. Arrived quickly and packaged well, so 5he basket didn't get Squashed or damaged. Colour is amazing! I love it.
The Basket Room
Thank you for your review. We are so glad to hear you are pleased with your new basket. Thanks for shopping with us at The Basket Room
Had already purchased two of the orange and pink block baskets before I had to buy a third one to put a new plant in. They are so stylish I love them! The delivery is always so fast can’t fault the service or the quality of the products.
The Basket Room
Thanks so much for your review, we're so happy to hear you love your baskets!