LAVUMISO MIDNIGHT: Dark Blue, Brown and Natural
Beautiful natural, dark blue and brown woven grass baskets.
This lutindzi grass product was carefully handwoven by a member of a women's weaving cooperative in rural Swaziland, a partner of the social enterprise, Gone Rural. Since 1970, Gone Rural have been empowering women, supporting children and creating sustainable employment.
Buying this product helps support Gone Rural Bomake, a not for profit organisation working in the community to improve education, healthcare and sanitation. Meet the weavers from Swaziland here.
MATERIAL: Lutindzi Grass (Indigenous to Swaziland & grows wild in the mountains)
MINI: 16CM DIA x 7cm H
SMALL: 22cm DIA x 8cm H
MIDI: 30cm DIA x 11cm H
MED: 36CM DIA x 13cm H
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE AND ETHICALLY HANDMADE IN SWAZILAND
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?