NYWELE: Small Blue and Beige Wool Basket

£ 45.00
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Description

A gorgeous storage basket with blue and beige, NYWELE is hand woven by a member of the Kamba tribe in Kenya using local sisal and yarns from second hand woolly jumpers. Each one of our Nifty Knit baskets is unique, so there’s only one NYWELE in the world. Use yours as a woven planter for your houseplants, or use for storing toys or toiletries, jewellery, craft materials, keys, wallets and watches. These beautiful baskets will help you declutter and organise any corner of the whole whilst bringing a splash Kenyan style. 

Originally woven by mothers as wedding gifts to their daughters, these African baskets – also known as kiondos - take extraordinary skill to produce, and up to six days to complete. Traditional kiondo weaving is seeing a revival thanks to a surge in demand from the interiors industry, and skilled elders continue to pass on this sustainable craft to their daughters and granddaughters

To own one of our unique wool bags is to become a part of our journey: a carefully woven tale of sustainability and craftsmanship. We are proud to support the weavers in this ethical trade, providing an additional source of income for farming families during the dry seasons. Each woven basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving cooperative that made it, and you can meet the weavers HERE.

Material:  SISAL & RECYCLED WOOL (NATURAL & SYNTHETIC)

Dimensions: 25-28cm HEIGHT

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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