KURUDIA: Green Stripe Woven Storage Basket


£ 16.00




The gloriously green KURIDIA collection of colourful woven baskets are a nod to Pantone’s Colour of The Year: Greenery. Embrace jungalow style and bring the outside indoors - use your green striped baskets as planters for indoor cacti and succulents. Our larger designs make stylish storage baskets for everything from kindling, toiletries and jewellery to hats, gloves and scarves. Our XL KURUDIA brings a splash of colour to laundry day, being the perfect size for a laundry hamper. For more basket inspiration, see our uses page HERE.

The craftswomen who make these KURUDIA woven baskets have learned the age-old art of weaving from their mothers and grandmothers, and work within a small, rural weaving cooperative. These weavers used to travel to Nairobi to sell their woven baskets in a wide range of patterns and designs, but now The Basket Room keeps them busy with reliable repeat orders in our signature designs throughout the year. As demand increases, the cooperative continues to thrive and grow under the expert eye of its inspirational Chairlady, Madam Dorcas.

Weaving takes place primarily during the dry seasons, since most weavers are subsistence farmers who need an alternative means of income when crop production dwindles. To take home one of our woven baskets is to support us in empowering women: to provide for themselves and their families and to overcome barriers.  Each woven basket comes with a thank you card from the cooperative who made yours. Want to meet the women behind your basket? You can meet the weavers HERE.

Material:  SISAL

Dimensions (approx): 

XS: 10cm H x 10cm DIA
S: 15cm H x 15cm DIA
M: 20cm H x 20cm DIA
L: 25cm H x 25cm DIA
XL: 30cm H x 30cm DIA

 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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