NUKTA: Turquoise Check Lidded Laundry Basket

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Bring a little joy to laundry day with a handwoven NUKTA laundry basket, made from doum palm leaf. This collection comes in three sizes, with chic turquoise stripes against a natural base.

These fabulous laundry baskets have travelled across the shores of the Jade Sea and the deserts of North Western Kenya - along a transparent and ethical supply chain - to our HQ in the Cotswolds. To make one of these baskets yours is to support the livelihoods of the weavers who produced them, supporting the growth of the developing Turkana economy.

Turkana is Kenya’s largest county and known for making up part of the famous ‘Cradle of Mankind’, where some of the earliest evidence of human evolution has been found. This is also a part of Africa infamous for severe drought, which the Turkana have suffered from since the eighties.

In 1992, a Catholic charity initiated a basketry project in Turkana, to help start to integrate this marginalized corner of Kenya with the wider Kenyan economy.  Today, 300 women from six local villages weave baskets here as a means of income, mostly taught the craft by their own mothers and grandmothers.  

Material:  DOUM PALM LEAF

Dimensions:

S: H: 40-44cm | Dia: 40-44cm
M: H: 45-49cm | Dia: 45-49cm
L: H: 50-55cm | Dia: 50-55cm

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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13/07/2022
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julie p.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Lovely basket but an odd size

Love my new laundry basket. Beautiful colour and well made but I had wanted something a little taller rather than this, which proportions make it short and rather square.

15/07/2022

The Basket Room

Thanks for your review and we are sorry to hear you are not fully satisfied with your laundry basket. Due to the handmade nature of the item the measurements do vary slightly. We do have an alternative laundry basket with handles, which is taller but not as wide if you would like an exchange. Please do email sales@thebasketroom.com who will be happy to advise further.