Hand-woven and hand-dyed in rural Kenya from hand-stripped, hand-rolled sisal grass - there is only one SHANGA, as each piece in this very special collection of woven baskets is a one-off. This blue patterned basket was woven by an experienced and highly creative craftswoman from Kenya’s rural Coastal Region, exercising her artistic freedom to produce baskets in the patterns and colourways of her own style.
These unique woven baskets can be used all over the home as stylish storage baskets. Use your SHANGA 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. Each basket comes with a thank you card from the cooperative that made yours. Meet the weavers from this region HERE.
Dimensions: 25 cm DIA x 22 cm H
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Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA