MAKAA: Earth Grey Woven Storage Basket

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Description

Introduce grey, neutral tones and texture to the home with our stylish MAKAA woven baskets, produced in three handy sizes and hand woven in Kenya. The smaller of these storage baskets make wonderful planters and flower pots, whilst the larger sizes become stylish storage baskets for toys, jewellery, stationery, fruit and veg, and bathroom products. Need more inspiration? Check out our basket uses page HERE.

The Basket Room is proud to work with weaving cooperatives in several rural corners of Africa, and the talented craftswomen in this particular women’s weaving group are extremely accomplished in producing these repeat design baskets, using their tape measures to produce five set sizes.  The women behind our baskets have woven from a young age: this meticulous, age-old craft is passed along the female line, from grandmothers to mothers to daughters. Sisal grass is sourced ready-rolled when orders come in and is hand-dyed using natural charcoal in large vats before a traditional twining method is used to produce each basket. Where once these women used to have to travel to Nairobi to sell their woven baskets, today The Basket Room places regular and fairly-paid orders with this most adept group, and completed baskets are stored in purpose-built mud huts.

Working with cooperatives empowers women to support their families with a flexible income in the dry seasons, where subsistence farming becomes unsustainable. When you choose one of our woven baskets you actively support these weavers’ livelihoods, forging our commitment to them. Each beautifully woven basket is supplied with a thank you card from the weaving cooperative, and you can meet these weavers right HERE.

Material:  SISAL & BRANDED LEATHER TAB

Dimensions (approx): 

S: 12-14cm DIA x 12-14cm H
M: 20-23cm DIA x 20-23cm H
L: 30-33cm DIA x 30-33cm H

If you need a specific size please let us know prior to placing your order.

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

 

HANDMADE IN KENYA 

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27/11/2021
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Lovely basket

I’ve bought a few baskets from The Basket Room, this one was lovely, well made, much paler shade of grey than the others I ordered, but still a gorgeous basket, website was easy to use and delivery was super quick.

The Basket Room  MAKAA: Earth Grey Woven Storage Basket Review
29/11/2021

The Basket Room

Thanks for your review and adding a photo! We love to see your orders pride of place in your home! It looks gorgeous and we are so glad you love the basket!

06/11/2021
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Lovely basket

Beautiful basket, well made and looks great with a throw in it.

The Basket Room  MAKAA: Earth Grey Woven Storage Basket Review
09/11/2021

The Basket Room

Thank you for your review and shopping at The Basket Room! It looks lovely in your home!

28/10/2021
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Gorgeous basket

Great experience, website, is easy to use, beautiful products and delivery was fast.

29/10/2021

The Basket Room

Thanks so much for your review and shopping with us here at The Basket Room!