TIMU monochrome laundry baskets boasts a beautiful black and white stippled effect. Fantastically practical and yet so striking.
Deep and strong enough for fireside logs and kindling yet equally suitable for use in the utility room, bathrooms and bedrooms, this large laundry basket adds serious style to any corner of the home. Skilfully hand woven by a most senior member of the women’s weaving cooperatives in the rural Eastern Region of Kenya, this versatile laundry hamper is woven from forty balls of Kenyan sisal grass. The stiff leaves of this indigenous plant undergo a meticulous process of harvesting, rolling and dyeing - all performed by hand - before weaving takes place. Each laundry basket takes six days to complete, whilst two artisan leather workers (known locally as ‘fundi’) work together to produce its soft leather trim and handles.
All our beautiful woven laundry baskets are a collaboration of beauty and practical, ethical living. With any of our woven baskets in your home, you become a part of this narrative, directly supporting the weavers in becoming less dependent on self-sufficiency farming which can be perilously unpredictable.
Material: SISAL & LEATHER
Dimensions: 41cm H x 41cm DIA approx
Leather used is a by-product of the food industry.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA