Meticulously hand woven, the TANA decorative basket boasts black stripes on a white base, a funnel-shaped lid and is made from raffia and banana leaf stem. Use yours as a striking floor basket or use as a beautiful laundry basket, toy storage or slipper basket.
These beautiful and practical storage baskets with lids have travelled from the foothills of the Rwenzori mountains in Uganda on a journey of sustainable craft and ethical production. An all-female weaving group produces this range, having formed in 2003 in the wake of the Allied Democratic Forces war of the 90’s which widowed many women and left countless families homeless. In 2003 this small collective decided to explore creative ways to better sustain themselves and their children and found that the traditional handicraft of basket weaving was the best way of earning a living. Today the group is over 100-women strong.
Weaving baskets empowers these women. Through the sales of these woven baskets, their children can access a better education. In bringing a wage home for the first time, women are also finding themselves in a more equal partnership at home.
Material: Raffia and Banana
Dimensions: With lid on: 50cm H x 36cm DIA (approx)
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN UGANDA