Sporting thick stripes of Kenyan colour, our MKATO laundry basket boasts turquoise belts against a natural base.
Meticulously crafted by only the most experienced and senior members of the women’s weaving cooperatives in the rural Eastern Region of Kenya, this bright and stylish laundry hamper is made from local sisal. The leaves of this indigenous grass undergo a lengthy process of harvesting, rolling and dyeing by hand before being expertly woven into a beautifully supple laundry basket for use all over the home. Each laundry basket takes forty balls of sisal to weave and six days to complete, whilst two artisan leather workers (known locally as ‘fundi’) work together to produce its supple leather trim and handles.
Sturdy enough for keeping logs and kindling by the fireplace and pretty enough for any bedroom, bathroom or nursery , wherever in the home you use your woven laundry basket it will bring a splash of Kenyan spirit to the home.
To purchase one our woven laundry baskets is to become a vital part of our ongoing journey. Your basket purchase will help to provide an alternative means of income to farming communities whose primary source of revenue - farming - is heavily reliant on rainfall.
Want to know more about the talented people behind the baskets? You can meet the weavers HERE.
Material: SISAL & LEATHER
LARGE: 40cm DIA x 40cm H
Leather used is a by-product of the food industry.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA