TEKA: Soft Lavender Woven Storage Basket

£ 27.00
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Bring sweet lavender tones and natural woven texture to your interiors with our pretty TEKA baskets, which come in three sizes. Hand woven from local sisal grass by a talented craftswoman working within a small weaving group in rural Kenya, these pastel baskets can be used all over the home - as woven planters or desk tidies, or for keeping craft materials, pencils, toiletries or jewellery in.

 The weavers who produce these storage baskets used to travel regularly to Nairobi to sell their wares, but The Basket Room now provides them with regular weaving work which can be done from the safety and convenience of their own homes. Finished baskets are kept in purpose-built mud huts before being shipped to us in the UK. As demand for woven homewares ever increases, this skilful group continues to grow under the guidance of its bold Chairlady, Madam Dorcas Ndinda.

 Weaving takes place primarily during the dry seasons, since most weavers are from farming communities who rely on farming (and rainfall) to put food on the table. To buy one of our woven baskets is to support us in our mission to bring women empowerment through craft and trade.


Dimensions (approx): 

17-19cm DIA x 17-19cm H

22-24cm DIA x 22-24cm H

27-29cm DIA x 27-29cm 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.


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