MWITO: Medium Turquoise and Pink Sisal Basket
These unique woven baskets can be used all over the home as stylish storage baskets. Use your MWITO in the kitchen for storing fruit or vegetables, pop yours in the bathroom for keeping loo rolls hidden away, or fill yours with toys in the nursery. This size is also perfect for tidying away scarves and toiletries on dressing tables. Its uses are endless, but for more basket inspiration, see our uses page HERE.
The Basket Room works with a Community Based Organisation representing a number of women’s weaving cooperatives in Kenya. Profits from sales and donations to the CBO are used only to offer support to these women’s groups. Practising the income-generating art of basket weaving within the protection of a cooperative empowers these women to support themselves and their families through the dry seasons, since most weavers are subsistence farmers. Meet the weavers from this region HERE.
Dimensions: 24cm DIA x 22cm H
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Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
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?