SHANZU: Small Blue Sisal Basket
Use your SHANZU woven basket as a planter for homing your house plants and succulents, or if your desk is crying out for a splash of colour you could use this unique woven basket for storing stationery. Use yours on the dressing table for tidying away perfumes and jewellery, or pop yours on the bathroom shelf for hiding away toiletries and loo rolls. For more basket inspiration, see our uses page HERE.
The Basket Room works with a Community Based Organisation representing several women’s weaving cooperatives in this area of Kenya. Profits from sales and donations to the CBO are used only to offer support to these women’s groups. Working within a weaving cooperative provides these women with the opportunity to financially support themselves and their families through the dry seasons, since most weavers are subsistence farmers. Meet the weavers from this region HERE.
Dimensions: 20cm DIA x 18cm 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?