LEA: Extra Large Blue and Rose Pink Wool Basket
A gorgeous floor basket with blue and rose pink, LEA is hand woven by a highly skilled member of the Kamba tribe in Kenya using local sisal and yarns from second hand woolly jumpers. Each one of these Nifty Knit baskets is unique, so there’s only one LEA in the world. These XL baskets make perfect planters for your large houseplants and will also store logs, throws and rugs, shoes and slippers, laundry or playroom toys. The beauty of these woven baskets is that you’ll keep finding uses for them as the years go by.
These African baskets – also known as kiondos - take astonishing skill to produce, and up to six days to complete. The traditional weaving skills required to produce each basket are passed along the female line in Kenyan families, though the craft has seen a steep decline recently. In 2004 only four craftswomen in this weaving group had the experience to produce them, but today there are fifty active members reviving this vital craft thanks to a surge in demand from the interiors industry.
To own one of our storage baskets is to become a part of our journey to support sustainable crafts and craftswomanship. We are proud to partner with the weavers in this ethical trade, providing an additional source of income for farming families during the dry seasons. Each woven basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving cooperative, and you can meet the weavers HERE.
Material: SISAL & RECYCLED WOOL (NATURAL & SYNTHETIC)
Dimensions: 35-38cm HEIGHT
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
HANDMADE IN KENYA