African Fair Trade 13-inch Handwoven Open Hamper Basket, Aqua/Green/Wh – The Barrington Garage
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African Fair Trade 13-inch Handwoven Open Hamper Basket, Aqua/Green/White

Swahili African Modern

  • 5895


  • Open hamper basket, handwoven in Senegal, brings authentic African style to your home
  • Sturdy construction from cattail stalks and strips of colorful recycled plastic
  • Approximately 11 x 13 inches (DxH); due to handcrafting, sizes will vary somewhat
  • Use as a hamper, magazine bin, or trash receptacle
  • Created by Wolof women using their skills for supplemental income

A network of rural Wolof women in nine Senegalese villages are working together to create beautiful handcrafted baskets for export. Using locally harvested cattail stalks and strips of plastic used to make prayer mats, the women bring supplemental income to their households by weaving baskets between their daily duties. The baskets are imported by Swahili Imports, a member of the Fair Trade Federation, an organization committed to providing fair wages to their artisan workers and creating products from sustainable materials.


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