Blue Herringbone Sewing Basket - 3 sizes
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Handwoven by skilled Wolof women in Senegal, West Africa, this lovely set of three baskets incorporates modern African style into your decor without sacrificing function. Crafted from cattail stalks and salvaged plastic strips used to make mats, these useful nesting baskets feature cutout handles on the largest two sizes. Great for crafts or storage in any room of the home.
Small: 10"L x 9"W x 7"H
Medium: 14"L x 12"W x 8"H
Large: 18"L x 15"W x 11"H
- Fair Trade | Heritage Handcraft
- Made in Senegal
ORIGIN: This coil style of basket weaving has been practiced in Senegal for generations. Traditionally, Wolof women created baskets by binding stalks of cattail grass, a thick local grass, with long strips of reed. Though reed strips could be harvested locally, they were very hard on the hands of the weavers. About 20 years ago, an idea revolutionized Wolof basket weaving. A factory in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, creates mats using plastic strips that strongly resemble the reed strips. Using the plastic strips to replace the sharp natural material, conditions for the weavers drastically improved and the baskets began to burst into vibrant colors.
WHY BUY: Perfect for small storage, these modern African baskets work both as functional storage and an accent of handcrafted decor.