Laundry Basket - Sunrise Strips (Pick up or local delivery only)
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large overall volume of this item, we are only offering pick up or local delivery only for this product.
Senegalese craftswomen weave natural grasses and thin plastic strips to create these beautiful hampers.
- Fair Trade | Heritage Handcraft
- Approximately 14"L x 14"W x 19"H
- 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: Use as a heavy duty laundry basket that can also double as decor to add some handcrafted details to the corner of your bedroom. Or use it as a catch all toy storage or the perfect solution to hide all the clutter!