Lidded Storage Container
African baskets bring beautiful artisan craftsmanship into our living spaces.
Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal update traditional coil weaving methods by enlivening natural grass baskets with colorful 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.
Swahili African Modern is a fair trade import, design and distribution company based in Eugene, Oregon. Founder Leslie Mittelberg lived in Kenya and fell in love with African artistry. Upon returning to the US in 1995, she founded her company and named it in honor of the people of East Africa whose artistry inspired her. Swahili now has a large network that includes individual markers, export agents, and micro-enterprises in nations all over Africa.
Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.
Details: Made of cattail stalks and plastic.
Dimensions: Approximately 8.5" high x 8.5" wide x 8.5" deep.
Fairly traded and handmade in Senegal.