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10" Sisal Basket | Dwaba

$70.00
HANDMADE IN KENYA

These sisal baskets are a subtle celebration of 100% natural dyes: brown, black and white combined in a variety of striking graphic patterns for a rich, textured effect.

Color: Dwaba

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Story

Our eco-friendly baskets are handmade by female weavers in Kenya using natural dyes and locally sourced sisal fiber. Use these versatile baskets as planters, storage catch-alls, or as stylish pieces of decor.

Basket weaving is a vibrant and income-generating art form, a craft passed down through families in Kenya that have been using the same techniques for generations. Our artisan partners from the Kitui region in Kenya are able to support their families and villages by creating these beautiful, completely natural pieces.

Details
  • MEASUREMENTS: 10" x 8”
  • MATERIALS: 100% Sisal
  • COLOUR: Dwaba Print
  • ORIGIN: Kenya
Product Notes

Each basket is unique and slight variations can occur due to their handmade nature. Spot clean using minimal water and an undyed cloth to prevent colours from bleeding.

MEET THE ARTISAN

Kenya

The Basket Weavers of Kitui

We make these baskets to uplift our families. We want to be independent. When someone buys a basket from us they can be proud because of all of the women they are supporting, but also proud because of the superior quality and the natural materials.” - Christine

The women of Kitui, weave baskets with soul. This women-led co-op of 180 artisans support their families by expertly weaving baskets using the fibers from the local sisal plant. Whether they are widows or single mothers, weaving is their main source of income, enabling them to send their children to school and to provide for themselves. 

Their strength and resilience are clearly apparent however in meeting with them, they voiced a feeling of seeming invisible. They have been weavers their entire lives, selling to international companies but have never been recognized personally for their craft.

Today, with Obakki visiting us here in Kenya, I finally feel valuable. I feel like a real person and I am proud of who I am as a woman. I finally feel seen as an artisan, not as a money-making machine.” - Margaret

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