These patterned baskets are hand woven in rural Kenya by skilled craftswomen working with their preferred geometric weave patterns and choice of natural dyes.
The making process is laborious and highly skilled. Sisal grass is hand stripped using wooden tools and bare feet, and then it is hand rolled to a very fine twine on the thighs before being woven using a classic twining technique.
The dyes used to create the stunning layers of colour are 100% natural, and are created by hand in large vats of boiling water. Black, brown and white stripes combine in a most striking, geometric effect.
For these women’s groups, basket weaving is a portable, income-generating craft, and it takes place primarily during the dry seasons where crop production dwindles.
This unique woven basket will bring a splash of natural Kenyan colour to any corner of your home. Pop your basket in the larder for storing fruit or veg, or use it in the bathroom for tidying away loo rolls or toiletries. They look most stunning offset against the green foliage of a house plant.
As each basket is unique, the photos are only a representation of what you will actually receive. Please contact us if you have a specific requirement.
- 22.5cm (dia) approx x 22.5cm (h)
- Patterns vary: Stripes & checks; diamonds, bold stripes
- Baskets patterns are selected randomly
- As each basket is handmade, sizes are approximate and colours may vary slightly