A diamond pattern woolen basket with a pink and blue design, TEMBEA is hand woven by a member of the Kamba tribe in Kenya out of the yarn from second-hand woolly jumpers. Each one of our Nifty Knit Baskets is unique, so there’s only one TEMBEA available. Once it’s sold, it’s sold out!
Originally woven by mothers as wedding gifts to their daughters, these African baskets – also known as kiondos - take extraordinary skill to produce, and up to six days to complete. Kiondo weaving was a diminishing craft in Kenya until very recently: in 2004 only four craftswomen in the weaving cooperative had the experience to produce them, but today there are around fifty active members reviving this wonderful craft.
To own one of our unique wool baskets is to become a part of our journey: a finely woven tale of ethics, beauty, and craftsmanship. We are proud to support the weavers in this sustainable trade, providing an additional source of income for farming families during the dry seasons. Each ethical basket is supplied with a thank you card from the weaving cooperative, and you can meet the weavers HERE.
material: SISAL & RECYCLED WOOL (NATURAL & SYNTHETIC)
Dimensions: 29cm DIA (BOTTOM) x 23cm HEIGHT
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA