KISIBITI: Extra Small Green Sisal Basket

£ 21.00
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The Kisibiti is literally one-of-a-kind: a green storage basket handwoven in rural Kenya. This colorful basket was produced by a highly talented weaver working within a women’s cooperative in the country’s Coastal Region, to her own design. 

The Basket Room works with a Community Based Organisation (CBO) which represents these women’s groups, and financially empowers over 500 women. All of the profits from sales - as well as any other money received from donations to the CBO - are used only to offer support to these women’s groups. 

The meticulous art of basket weaving is passed along the female line in rural Kenya, and these most creative weavers work to their own original patterns and designs, selecting their own dyes and colourways and enjoying full artistic expression in their work. Sisal grass is hand stripped using wooden tools and the use of weavers’ feet, and then the fibers are hand rolled on the thighs to create a string-like material which is then woven using a traditional twining method. All sisal grass is hand-dyed in large vats of boiling water. 

This truly unique woven basket can be used as a stunning planter or flower pot for your indoor succulents and cacti, or it would make a stylish desk tidy if your work space craves a splash of colour. Pop your Kisibiti on the dressing table for keeping makeup and brushes in one place, or use yours in the bathroom for storing toiletries. For more basket inspiration, see our uses page HERE.

Subsistence farming is the mainstay of these weavers’ livelihoods, but with crops suffering in the dry season – and the dry seasons becoming longer and more frequent -  basket weaving is a vital, income-generating craft for these women. By bringing home one of these baskets you play your own part in empowering women to financially support themselves and their families through the dry seasons. Meet the weavers from this region HERE.


Material:  SISAL

Dimensions13cm Dia x 12cm Height

Click here for our basket SIZE GUIDE

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

 

HANDMADE IN KENYA

Meet The makers
Delivery Info

EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS

For parcels to European destinations please allow 5 days for delivery. 

We are pleased to announce that from 22nd July 2021 we will be sending all European customer orders delivered duty paid (DDP). This means most EU based customers will no longer have to pay any additional import duty or taxes before receiving their orders.

Due to in country export changes the following countries will be subject to additional charges to receive their order. We will also require a personal tax number for dispatch:

Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Spain

UK DELIVERY

We aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day*, once your payment has been confirmed.

For orders £20 and under:

  • Royal Mail Standard 2nd Class at £ 2.95
  • Royal Mail Standard 1st Class at £ 3.45
  • DPD Local Next Day Delivery (order before 10am) at £ 3.95
  • DPD EXPRESS, pre 12pm (order before 2pm) at £ 6.95
  • DPD SATURDAY NOM (order before 2pm) at £ 10.95

For orders £20.01 and over

  • DPD Local Next Day Delivery (order before 10am) at £ 3.95
  • DPD EXPRESS, pre 12pm (order before 2pm) at £ 6.95
  • DPD SATURDAY NOM (order before 2pm) at £ 10.95

FREE Delivery for orders £100 and over

  • DPD Local Next Day Delivery (order before 10am) FREE

Free Click and Collect:

  • Available from our Oxfordshire based office (address below) select pickup option at checkout. Pick up available during office hours of Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, you will be notified by email once your order is ready for collection.
The Basket Room
9 Worcester Rd Ind. Estate
Chipping Norton
OX7 5XW
Tel: 01608 239482

*Please note orders to N.Ireland & Highlands will take 2-3 days from dispatch.

 

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

We deliver worldwide, postage prices are based on the total weight of your order, calculated at the checkout. Most services are sent Tracked & Signed unless otherwise stated.

Please note, most countries will charge import duty on goods over a certain value, it is the buyer's responsibility to pay any charges that occur on importation at destination. 

If you cannot see your country listed, please contact sales@thebasketroom.com to provide you with a shipping quote. 

 

WHAT IF IT DOESN'T ARRIVE

It is very rare that items will get lost in the post. If there is no sign of your basket after 10 days, the plan of action is:

  1. Check the shipping address on your order confirmation.
  2. Check with your neighbours – sometimes the courier will leave parcels with your close neighbours.
  3. If no luck, please contact us and we will try to help solve the problem

 

COLLECTION FROM AN EVENT

Collection of your baskets direct from a fair or event that we're exhibiting may be possible. Please phone Holly on 01608 239482 to arrange it with 48 hrs advance notice. In this case, postage costs will be refunded.

 

CANCELLATION OF ORDER

You have the right to cancel your order, however if the order has already been processed and shipped by The Basket Room, you will need to follow the standard returns procedure. Please let us know as soon as possible.

 

HANDWOVEN BASKET DISCLAIMER

All of our baskets are exquisitely handmade in remote rural corners of Africa using natural materials, one piece at a time, with no two baskets the same. Although every effort is made to create only the best product, there may be natural blemishes or bumps and curves in places, as well as patches of dirt that can be sometimes noticed on the recycled wool sisal mix baskets. These should not be misconstrued as flaws, but are what make each basket a handmade product, charming and unique. 

In addition to this, as each basket is individually hand woven some variation in size and colour may occur. If you need a specific size please let us know prior to placing your order. By purchasing this product online, you agree with these disclaimers.

 

STORING YOUR BASKET

If your basket gets wet, simply leave it to dry naturally and re-shape. When not in use, we recommend storing somewhere completely dry and warm (and damp proof!) 

As dyes are natural, colours may fade over time if basket is in direct sunlight.

Please be aware as the baskets are made of grass any areas in the home where there may be moisture in the air could cause your basket to grow mould. 

When using our baskets as planters or to cover plastic pots, please ensure a plastic dish is used in the bottom to catch any excess water as the sisal may rot and dyes may run.

 

RETURNS

If you decide you don’t like your basket we will be happy to accept returns, and refund you for the item as long as it is returned to us within 21 days of purchase. Returned products must be in the same condition as was received, complete with original swing tags and labels attached. Where possible, please include a note or brief reason for return. Unfortunately we can’t refund the cost of shipping and we do require you to pay for the postage of your returned items. Used or customer damaged items cannot be refunded or exchanged. We advise you to send this as recorded post, or keep a copy of proof of postage in the event that the package goes missing.

If your basket arrives with you damaged from the post on it's way out to you, and you would like to return it, we will of course be happy to reimburse for the item and the cost of shipping as long as you let us know about the damaged basket within 1 week of receiving your item/s.

All returns should be sent to:

The Basket Room
9 Worcester Road Industrial Estate
Chipping Norton
OX7 5XW
Tel: 01608 239482

Please note if a safe place of delivery is requested, we cannot be held responsible for any damage or theft of items.