Traditional Kenyan Basket
Say yes to beautiful storage!
These beautiful traditional African baskets can be used as indoor planters or for storing all sorts of household bits and bobs: From shoes, to pillows and blankets, remotes and cables, knitting, soft toys – anything that wants a beautiful home.
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Key Brand Points
These storage baskets are woven from sustainable sisal and have a beautiful traditional design on them. They have been woven by hand by a small women's group in the Kasigau - which is located in an “elephant corridor” that connects the Tsavo West National Park with the Tsavo East National Park.
Medium - 26 x 26cm
*As all baskets are handmade, please expect some differences in sizing and patterns.
Fair trade benefits to artisans
The majority of residents in areas such as Kasigau are women, as most men (as well as young people) move to nearby towns to look for jobs. Basket weaving is one of the few activities that give the remaining women a sense of agency - despite all social, economic and ecological barriers that hinder them.
About the supplier
Kasinde Crafts supports and promotes local social enterprises, community groups, and local businesses in East Africa. They sell a large variety of handmade pieces - from traditional to ultra-modern designs and all their goods are made using sustainably sourced natural materials.
Read more about them in our blog.
How your purchase can make a difference
Kasinde Crafts are committed to promoting and empowering the groups that they work with so that they have a secure and sustainable source of income. By buying one of these baskets you are playing an important part in ensuring that this happens.
How these baskets are made
The baskets are handwoven from sustainably sourced Sisal
Our baskets are sturdy, strong, and flexible, made to withstand constant use. If properly cared for, your basket will live a long life.
Dust your woven basket on a regular basis, wiping with a damp cloth if necessary. No other cleaning should be necessary.
Changes in temperature and humidity may cause your basket to expand and contract, which may make securing the lid difficult at times. Be patient and wait for the weather to change or remove from areas with high humidity (like bathrooms).
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