White Flat Top Storage Basket with Silver Squares
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This beautiful basket is handcrafted by rural Wolof women in Senegal from cattail stalks and strips of salvaged plastic. With a snug fitting flat lid, our warming baskets are a perfect way to present baked goods to loved ones, or to create a memorable gift basket of your own design.
- Fair Trade | Heritage Handcraft
- Approximately 13"L x 13"W x 8"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: Perfect for small storage, these modern African baskets work both as functional storage and an accent of handcrafted decor.