MADINI: Black/Natural Patterned Pendant Shade
Boasting tribal-inspired stripes in black against a natural sisal base, the MADINI will bring a natural sense of texture and style to any room.
Skillfully handwoven from indigenous sisal fibres, these stunning lampshades are produced in Eastern Kenya by members of a fair trade cooperative – all members of the highly creative Kamba tribe. Most of these weavers are primarily farmers, reliant on rainfall to grow crops and breed livestock. Basket weaving has become a flexible source of additional income for these people during times of drought, helping women support themselves and their families more sustainably.
Each lampshade is supplied with a thank you card from the weaving co-operative that made yours. Want to know more about the wonderful women behind the shades? Meet the weavers here.
Shade Type - Pendant
Attachment Type - Screw on
No need for an electrician.
Material: SISAL GRASS
Dimensions: W25cm x H25cm approximately.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA
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?