African Fair Trade Hand Woven Oval Bread Basket – The Barrington Garage
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African Fair Trade Hand Woven Oval Bread Basket

Swahili African Modern

  • 3295


In the West African nation of Senegal, Wolof women create an elegant new style of basket using strips of plastic recycled from prayer mats and rugs or purchased new from a Dakar mat factory. Merging modern materials and traditional weaving skills with local sustainable natural fibers allows them to comfortably earn supplemental income while sharing their chic modern creations with homes around the world. The baskets are imported by Swahili African Modern, a member of the Fair Trade Federation.

  • Oval basket, handwoven in Senegal
  • Made from cattail stalks and strips of colorful recycled plastic
  • Created by Wolof women using their skills for supplemental income
  • Approximately 15 x 12 x 4 inches; sizes will vary somewhat