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TATILI: Natural (Dual tone) rectangular basket
£80.00 – £90.00
Perfect throw storage, magazine bag, shopping bag, picnic bag, toy storage – 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.