African Fair Trade Handwoven Miniature Warming Basket, Pink – The Barrington Garage
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African Fair Trade Handwoven Miniature Warming Basket, Pink

Swahili African Modern

  • 1995


  • Little round storage basket, handwoven in Senegal
  • Sturdy construction from cattail stalks and strips of colorful recycled plastic
  • Created by Wolof women using their skills for supplemental income
  • Provides uniquely practical storage for small items; other colors available
  • 5.5 x 6.5 inches (DxH); variations and minor imperfections should be expected

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.


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