Perfect toy storage, laundry basket, shopping bag – This beautiful natural basket is handmade by a self help group of lady weavers in a remote rural village in Kenya. Due to the arid/dry environment the women rely on weaving before the rainy season. Working directly with the weavers brings fair-trade, financial security & providing additional income to sustain their livelihood.
Woven from sisal (perennial succulent) extracting the fibre is a sincere labour of love. The fibre is then dried, brushed and dyed with natural food products. It takes few days or up to a week to finish a basket depending with the size and complexity of the design.
Then the basket is taken to a leather workman (locally known as Fundi ) who fits in naturally tanned genuine robust leather handles and strap. All done by hand.
Purchasing one of these bags supports it’s makers and helps preserve an ancient craft tradition.
Size: 14′ D x 14′ H