TIKITI MAJI: Watermelon Sisal Tote Bag

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25% of each bag sale will be donated equally to the following charitable organisations:

Palestine Children's Relief Fund

Women For Women International

War Child

A handwoven sisal tote bag in striking pink and green with individual pips hand embroidered on its side, TIKITI MAJI will bring a splash of playful style to shopping trips, beach days, and festival weekends. With its extendable leather shoulder straps in tan, you can wear yours high or low under the arm, or in the crook of your arm if preferred.

We have only produced a very small number of these watermelon tote bags, woven by a small Kenyan weaving group we have partnered with for over six years. Led by a most charismatic chairlady, these ladies work with exceptional care and precision, and have previously worked with us on large commissions from ethical brand LUSH, and a collaboration with Jigsaw in 2016. Each pip has been meticulously hand embroidered by a gifted artist living and working in Nairobi with whom we have collaborated for several years. All leatherwork is carefully produced and stitched by a team of dedicated leatherworkers we also have a strong and close relationship with. 

TIKITI MAJI is a very special woven accessory we have produced in collaboration with British accessories designer Hannah Harrison. 


Materials: Sisal, Cotton, Leather and Brass
Dimensions: 30cm Height
Bottom Dia - 26cm, Top Dia when Flat - 45cm


HANDMADE IN KENYA

Delivery Info

 

EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS

For parcels to European destinations please allow 5 days for delivery. 

We are pleased to announce that from 22nd July 2021 we will be sending all European customer orders delivered duty paid (DDP). This means most EU based customers will no longer have to pay any additional import duty or taxes before receiving their orders.

Due to in country export changes the following countries will be subject to additional charges to receive their order. We will also require a personal tax number for dispatch:

Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Spain

UK DELIVERY

We aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day*, once your payment has been confirmed.

For orders £20 and under:

  • Royal Mail Tracked 48 at £ 2.95
  • Royal Mail Tracked 24 at £ 3.45
  • DPD Standard (1-2 working days) at £ 4.95
  • DPD Express Next Day (order by 2pm) at £6.95
  • DPD Express Next Day by 12pm (order by 2pm) at £12.95
  • DPD Saturday Delivery (order by 2pm on the Friday) at £10.95

For orders £20.01 and over

  • DPD Standard (1-2 working days) at £ 4.95
  • DPD Express Next Day (order by 2pm) at £6.95
  • DPD Express Next Day by 12pm (order by 2pm) at £12.95
  • DPD Saturday Delivery (order by 2pm on the Friday) at £10.95

FREE Delivery for orders £100 and over

  • DPD Standard (1-2 working days) FREE

Free Click and Collect:

  • Available from our Oxfordshire based office (address below) select pickup option at checkout. Pick up available during office hours of Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, you will be notified by email once your order is ready for collection.
The Basket Room
9 Worcester Rd Ind. Estate
Chipping Norton
OX7 5XW
Tel: 01608 239482

*Please note orders to N.Ireland & Highlands will take 2-3 days from dispatch.

 

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

We deliver worldwide, postage prices are based on the total weight of your order, calculated at the checkout. Most services are sent Tracked & Signed unless otherwise stated.

Please note, most countries will charge import duty on goods over a certain value, it is the buyer's responsibility to pay any charges that occur on importation at destination. 

If you cannot see your country listed, please contact sales@thebasketroom.com to provide you with a shipping quote. 

 

WHAT IF IT DOESN'T ARRIVE

It is very rare that items will get lost in the post. If there is no sign of your basket after 10 days, the plan of action is:

  1. Check the shipping address on your order confirmation.
  2. Check with your neighbours – sometimes the courier will leave parcels with your close neighbours.
  3. If no luck, please contact us and we will try to help solve the problem

 

COLLECTION FROM AN EVENT

Collection of your baskets direct from a fair or event that we're exhibiting may be possible. Please phone Holly on 01608 239482 to arrange it with 48 hrs advance notice. In this case, postage costs will be refunded.

 

CANCELLATION OF ORDER

You have the right to cancel your order, however if the order has already been processed and shipped by The Basket Room, you will need to follow the standard returns procedure. Please let us know as soon as possible.

 

HANDWOVEN BASKET DISCLAIMER

All of our baskets are exquisitely handmade in remote rural corners of Africa using natural materials, one piece at a time, with no two baskets the same. Although every effort is made to create only the best product, there may be natural blemishes or bumps and curves in places, as well as patches of dirt that can be sometimes noticed on the recycled wool sisal mix baskets. These should not be misconstrued as flaws, but are what make each basket a handmade product, charming and unique. 

In addition to this, as each basket is individually hand woven some variation in size and colour may occur. If you need a specific size please let us know prior to placing your order. By purchasing this product online, you agree with these disclaimers.

 

STORING YOUR BASKET

If your basket gets wet, simply leave it to dry naturally and re-shape. When not in use, we recommend storing somewhere completely dry and warm (and damp proof!) 

As dyes are natural, colours may fade over time if basket is in direct sunlight.

Please be aware as the baskets are made of grass any areas in the home where there may be moisture in the air could cause your basket to grow mould. 

When using our baskets as planters or to cover plastic pots, please ensure a plastic dish is used in the bottom to catch any excess water as the sisal may rot and dyes may run.

 

RETURNS

If you decide you don’t like your basket we will be happy to accept returns, and refund you for the item as long as it is returned to us within 21 days of purchase. Returned products must be in the same condition as was received, complete with original swing tags and labels attached. Where possible, please include a note or brief reason for return. Unfortunately we can’t refund the cost of shipping and we do require you to pay for the postage of your returned items. Used or customer damaged items cannot be refunded or exchanged. We advise you to send this as recorded post, or keep a copy of proof of postage in the event that the package goes missing.

If your basket arrives with you damaged from the post on it's way out to you, and you would like to return it, we will of course be happy to reimburse for the item and the cost of shipping as long as you let us know about the damaged basket within 1 week of receiving your item/s.

All returns should be sent to:

The Basket Room
9 Worcester Road Industrial Estate
Chipping Norton
OX7 5XW
Tel: 01608 239482

Please note if a safe place of delivery is requested, we cannot be held responsible for any damage or theft of items.

 

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31/05/2024
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Watermelon basket

Very efficient and easy to purchase

03/06/2024

The Basket Room

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it's much appreciated. Best wishes Anna

22/05/2024
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Very cheerful!

Basket arrived quickly with simple packaging. Colours are bright! Feels very well made and long-lasting. Fantastic selection of products available and in this case a good percentage of price going to an excellent charity.

23/05/2024

The Basket Room

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it's much appreciated. We're glad you like your bag! Best wishes Anna

26/04/2024
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Spacious colourful and cheerful. Very well made

Excellent quick delivery

23/05/2024

The Basket Room

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it's much appreciated. We're glad you like your bag! Best wishes Anna

24/04/2024
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Brahmmy
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Wow

Thank you ladies... this basket is beautiful and the workmanship is second to none. I couldn't be more pleased. More quirky designs please

23/05/2024

The Basket Room

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it's much appreciated. We're glad you like your quirky bag, it's a team favourite too! Best wishes Anna

16/04/2024
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Katherine
United States United States

Great bag! Massive showcase of solidarity!

I love my watermelon tote and people literally stop me at least twice a day to tell me how much they like my bag too. And on cue, with a twinkle in my eye, I say, “Why thank you! Watermelons are the symbol of Palestinian resistance!” And they nod in wonder and I know I’ve planted a seed. This is a statement bag for people who like to make statements!

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18/04/2024

The Basket Room

We're so glad you love your bag, thank you for your support!

14/04/2024
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Love my bag

Absolutely love this bag. It’s so cute and well made. Delivery was super quick. Great to know that by buying it some of the money is going to worthy causes.

18/04/2024

The Basket Room

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're really glad you love your bag!

26/03/2024
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Isabel W.
Germany Germany
I recommend this product

Happy with my purchase

I think The Basket Room is such a nice shop concept all in all and this was already my second tote bag from them. I really like it (from the material quality to the design) and am looking forward to use it in spring/summer time! � Customer support is also very kind and shipping to Germany went very well!

18/04/2024

The Basket Room

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it's much appreciated. We're very glad you love your bags!

18/08/2023
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Wonderful design

Quick efficient delivery. My lovely bag arrived only 2 days after ordering on line. Absolutely thrilled with the quality and wonderful design.

24/08/2023

The Basket Room

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we hope you enjoy using your new bag! Thanks for shopping with us at The Basket Room!

08/08/2023
CH
Caroline H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

I love it

Superb company with the absolute best baskets. I love their ethical credentials & commitment to provide the most amazing baskets whilst properly rewarding and valuing their workforce. Communication is faultless, dispatch and delivery so speedy. Now for the best bit, my new basket, I absolutely adore it! It is a fabulous, fun and unique design and the craftsmanship is just amazing. Thank you so very much to all you talented weavers, you are fantastic. My basket didn’t have the name of the individual weaver but thank you! You are ACE

10/08/2023

The Basket Room

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are so glad to hear you love the bag, we hope it was worth the wait! Hopefully see you again soon!

08/08/2023
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Gemma R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Watermelon tote

Brilliant. I emailed a couple of months ago about an out of stock item, and Katie put me on a list for when they came back in, and then emailed me a purchase link when they did. The bag is beautiful and I have received so many compliments. Utterly love it.

10/08/2023

The Basket Room

Thank you for your lovely review! We are so happy to hear you are pleased with your bag, we hope you enjoy using it! Thanks for shopping with The Basket Room