Kenyan basket: Blue Collection

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  • Natural baskets handmade by women in Kenya

    The women love designing their own patterns, so each is a one-off
    Label has a name and photo so you can meet your basket’s maker
    Eco-friendly, made from sustainable sisal grass fibre
    H 17-25cm x Dia 20-25cm (approx.)

    This is a rare chance to own something genuinely unique. These traditional African baskets are woven from hand-spun sisal fibre, grown and harvested in the villages surrounding the women's fair trade co-operatives. The weavers love showing off their skills, so we give them artistic freedom to design their own patterns, while working within our beautiful blue colour palette. Yours will be similar to those pictured, but the exact design will be an exciting surprise! You’ll also receive a photo label with the maker’s name - a special finishing touch.

    Click the story tab to meet the makers behind this product.

  • “I am a widow with two children and I also care for five orphans: three of my sister-in-law’s children and two of my grandchildren, as my daughter recently died from heart disease. Thank you so much for buying my baskets so I can help my family – it is very important to me!” – Alice Wali, basket weaver

    Hadithi works with 15 basket weaving co-operatives, supporting 450 women in Kenya. Life is hard in the region: unpredictable droughts and conflicts between wildlife rangers and poachers are common. The women use weaving skills passed down from mother to daughter to create intricate handmade baskets from sisal, a plentiful natural fibre.

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