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Extra Small Woven Basket

$55.00
HANDMADE IN UGANDA

These charming petite baskets made from sustainable palm and banana leaves are perfect to hold those tiny things around the house or on your desk.

Color: Natural/Burnt Purple

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Story

When their husbands were killed in the illegal poaching trade in Uganda, some trampled by elephants, these women needed to support themselves and their families. So, they turned to their ancestral crafts and traditions. 

Using sustainable materials - palm and banana leaves - the women hand-weave these diminutive baskets with geometric designs. Perfect to use simply as décor or to store small items - or even as a container for a mall succulent plant. Every purchase supports these hard-working women in Uganda. 

Details
  • MEASUREMENTS: baskets have a range of 5" / 12.5cm high x 5.75" 14.5 cm to 6.75" 17 cm
  • MATERIALS: 100% Palm and Banana Leaves
  • COLOUR: Natural/Burnt Purple
  • ORIGIN: Uganda
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

Uganda

The Women of Kikorongo

In this part of Uganda, residents used to hunt elephants for food. Owing to dwindling herds and stronger conservation efforts, tribes that have traditionally hunted meat must follow the laws of animal conservation. And find other ways to survive.

The women of Kikorongo, a settlement right on the equator, have come together to come up with other ways to make a living – and they have returned to their ancestral crafts. Many of them are widows who are the sole support of the family.

Using banana and palm leaves, they make diminutive handwoven, sustainable coiled baskets with geometric designs, and using the rich soil of Uguanda, they create small dark earthenware pots with lids.

These are the women who also supply our shopping bags in the Obakki store, made sustainably, using elephant dung. We admire the courage, strength, and ingenuity of these women. And the beauty of their crafts.