RAHISI: Natural Square Storage Baskets

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These ethical, square storage baskets are hand woven in Tanzania from local milulu grass. They make perfect planters look fantastic all over the home, keeping everything from loo rolls to newspapers, magazines, paperwork and toiletries tidy. The weavers themselves use these baskets in their homes for keeping kitchen staples like maize, potatoes and beans dry. 

RAHISI was produced by a talented weaver working as part of a cooperative of around 580 members. These baskets are woven from reeds found in riverbeds and swampland, though many cooperatives now grow their own reeds, having purchased the raw materials with profits from basket sales.

Most weavers are primarily farmers, and work is scarce during the dry seasons when it can become impossible to make ends meet. Weavers earn a pre-agreed wage for each basket they produce, and this money helps pay children’s school fees and family medical bills, enabling women to work flexibly and fit weaving in around other jobs and duties.

Profits from basket sales are reinvested for business development. Communities buy things like solar lighting and kerosene lamps for working late, as well as new land and warehouses for making and storing baskets with proceeds from sales. Cooperative leaders also organise frequent product development training as well as healthcare education.



Dimensions (approx):

XS: 12cm W x 12cm D x 12cm H

S: 15cm W x 15cm D x 15cm H

M: 20cm W x 20cm D x 20cm H

L: 25cm W x 25cm D x 25cm H

XL: 30cm W x 30cm D x 30cm H

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

 Baskets may not be perfectly square, especially on smaller sizes where this is particularly hard to achieve.




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Delivery Info



For parcels to European destinations please allow 5 days for delivery. 

We are pleased to announce that from 22nd July 2021 we will be sending all European customer orders delivered duty paid (DDP). This means most EU based customers will no longer have to pay any additional import duty or taxes before receiving their orders.

Due to in country export changes the following countries will be subject to additional charges to receive their order. We will also require a personal tax number for dispatch:

Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Spain


We aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day*, once your payment has been confirmed.

For orders £20 and under:

  • Royal Mail Tracked 48 at £ 2.95
  • Royal Mail Tracked 24 at £ 3.45
  • DPD Standard (1-2 working days) at £ 4.95
  • DPD Express Next Day (order by 2pm) at £6.95
  • DPD Express Next Day by 12pm (order by 2pm) at £12.95
  • DPD Saturday Delivery (order by 2pm on the Friday) at £10.95

For orders £20.01 and over

  • DPD Standard (1-2 working days) at £ 4.95
  • DPD Express Next Day (order by 2pm) at £6.95
  • DPD Express Next Day by 12pm (order by 2pm) at £12.95
  • DPD Saturday Delivery (order by 2pm on the Friday) at £10.95

FREE Delivery for orders £100 and over

  • DPD Standard (1-2 working days) FREE

Free Click and Collect:

  • Available from our Oxfordshire based office (address below) select pickup option at checkout. Pick up available during office hours of Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, you will be notified by email once your order is ready for collection.
The Basket Room
9 Worcester Rd Ind. Estate
Chipping Norton
Tel: 01608 239482

*Please note orders to N.Ireland & Highlands will take 2-3 days from dispatch.



We deliver worldwide, postage prices are based on the total weight of your order, calculated at the checkout. Most services are sent Tracked & Signed unless otherwise stated.

Please note, most countries will charge import duty on goods over a certain value, it is the buyer's responsibility to pay any charges that occur on importation at destination. 

If you cannot see your country listed, please contact sales@thebasketroom.com to provide you with a shipping quote. 



It is very rare that items will get lost in the post. If there is no sign of your basket after 10 days, the plan of action is:

  1. Check the shipping address on your order confirmation.
  2. Check with your neighbours – sometimes the courier will leave parcels with your close neighbours.
  3. If no luck, please contact us and we will try to help solve the problem



Collection of your baskets direct from a fair or event that we're exhibiting may be possible. Please phone Holly on 01608 239482 to arrange it with 48 hrs advance notice. In this case, postage costs will be refunded.



You have the right to cancel your order, however if the order has already been processed and shipped by The Basket Room, you will need to follow the standard returns procedure. Please let us know as soon as possible.



All of our baskets are exquisitely handmade in remote rural corners of Africa using natural materials, one piece at a time, with no two baskets the same. Although every effort is made to create only the best product, there may be natural blemishes or bumps and curves in places, as well as patches of dirt that can be sometimes noticed on the recycled wool sisal mix baskets. These should not be misconstrued as flaws, but are what make each basket a handmade product, charming and unique. 

In addition to this, as each basket is individually hand woven some variation in size and colour may occur. If you need a specific size please let us know prior to placing your order. By purchasing this product online, you agree with these disclaimers.



If your basket gets wet, simply leave it to dry naturally and re-shape. When not in use, we recommend storing somewhere completely dry and warm (and damp proof!) 

As dyes are natural, colours may fade over time if basket is in direct sunlight.

Please be aware as the baskets are made of grass any areas in the home where there may be moisture in the air could cause your basket to grow mould. 

When using our baskets as planters or to cover plastic pots, please ensure a plastic dish is used in the bottom to catch any excess water as the sisal may rot and dyes may run.



If you decide you don’t like your basket we will be happy to accept returns, and refund you for the item as long as it is returned to us within 21 days of purchase. Returned products must be in the same condition as was received, complete with original swing tags and labels attached. Where possible, please include a note or brief reason for return. Unfortunately we can’t refund the cost of shipping and we do require you to pay for the postage of your returned items. Used or customer damaged items cannot be refunded or exchanged. We advise you to send this as recorded post, or keep a copy of proof of postage in the event that the package goes missing.

If your basket arrives with you damaged from the post on it's way out to you, and you would like to return it, we will of course be happy to reimburse for the item and the cost of shipping as long as you let us know about the damaged basket within 1 week of receiving your item/s.

All returns should be sent to:

The Basket Room
9 Worcester Road Industrial Estate
Chipping Norton
Tel: 01608 239482

Please note if a safe place of delivery is requested, we cannot be held responsible for any damage or theft of items.


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Cathryn H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Lovely baskets!

As ever, a brilliant experience with the basket room! The baskets are perfect for what I need, great quality, delivered quickly and well packaged


The Basket Room

Thanks so much for your order and for for taking the time to leave us a review again, it means a lot to us as a small business!

Eleanor R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Lovely baskets

I originally order two small square baskets for my daughters bedroom. I have just ordered another two for mine. They are so versatile, sturdy and we love the colour


The Basket Room

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a such a positive review, it's much appreciated!

Anna J.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Beautiful items

Lovely items, delivered quickly. Very happy.


The Basket Room

Thank you for your review and your positive feedback!

Justin B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Wonderful baskets

We love the quality and ethics behind these baskets, we will order again.


The Basket Room

Thank you for leaving us a review. We hope you enjoy your new baskets and thank you for shopping with us at The Basket Room

Germany Germany
I recommend this product


Wunderschöner Korb der perfekt in meinen Waschtisch passt

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The Basket Room

Thank you for your review and sending a photo! We agree, it looks perfect in your bathroom! Thanks for shopping with us at The Basket Room

Sue M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Gorgeous basket - simple but elegant

Always wonderful


The Basket Room

Thank you for your review. We are glad you like your new basket! Thanks for shopping with The Basket Room

Germany Germany
I recommend this product

Square baskets

Enjoyable experience.


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