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Swahili African Modern

Flat Lidded Vanilla Sugar Swirl Senegalese Warming Basket


This gorgeous handcrafted storage basket showcases the talent of basket weavers in rural Senegal. Their iconic artistry combines natural materials–dried cattail stalks–with salvaged plastic strands from mat weaving factories. Using coil weaving skills passed through generations, rural women earn income to supplement their family's budget.

Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal update traditional coil weaving methods by enlivening natural grass baskets with colourful strips of plastic salvaged from a mat factory. Cattails grow abundantly in rural Senegal, so women can earn a sustainable income from basket weaving while enriching homes around the world with modern African craftsmanship.

With a snug fitting lid, these warming baskets are a perfect way to present baked goods to loved ones, to create a memorable gift basket of your own design or use for a little bit more storage in any room.

Member of the Fair Trade Federation.
Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Measures approx: 13"D x 8"T; size may vary slightly.
Colour: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Flat Lidded Vanilla Sugar Swirl Senegalese Warming Basket