Introduce some Kenyan charm and texture to your interiors with our SIFA baskets, sporting bold, orange stripes on a creamy white base. Hand woven from local sisal grass by a skilled craftswoman working within a small cooperative in rural Kenya, these striped baskets come in three different sizes for use all over the home. They fabulous storage for jewellery, gloves and slippers, pens and pencils and craft materials - and can be used as both small and large planters for your house plants. Need more inspo? Check out our basket uses page HERE.
The craftswomen behind these SIFA woven baskets learned the age-old art of weaving from their mothers and grandmothers, and they work within a small, rural weaving cooperative. Once upon a time these weavers would travel regularly to Nairobi to sell their woven baskets, but The Basket Room now provides them with regular work. Completed baskets are then stored in purpose-built mud huts before being shipped to us. As demand increases, the cooperative continues to thrive and grow under the guidance of its charismatic Chairlady, Madam Dorcas Ndinda.
Each colourful woven basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving cooperative, and you can meet these weavers right HERE. Basket production takes place primarily during the dry seasons, since most weavers are from farming communities who rely on subsistence farming and rainfall to sustain their families. To buy one of our woven baskets is to become a patron in our commitment to empowering women through fair trade.
Material: SISAL & BRANDED LEATHER TAB
S: 12.5-13.5cm DIA x 12.5-13.5cm H
M: 18-22cm DIA x 18-22cm H
L: 27.5-32.5cm DIA x 27.5-32.5cm H
If you need a specific size please let us know prior to placing your order.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA