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Swahili African Modern

Flat Lidded Silver Peace Corps Senegalese Hamper 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.

This classic-style laundry hamper storage basket features an overlapping lid and cutout handles.

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

Measures approx: 14"D x 19"T; size may vary slightly.
Colour: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

***Hampers available for curbside pickup and local delivery only. Please contact us for shipping rates across Canada***

Flat Lidded Silver Peace Corps Senegalese Hamper Basket