These duo colour block baskets boast thick bands of neon pink and orange – a creative and unexpected coupling of colours that bring confidence and lift the spirits. Think Mexicana and Frida Kahlo! Produced in three sizes, these baskets can be put to use all over the home and repurposed as often as you like. Use yours in the nursery or playroom for storing toys or fill with loo roll and keep in the bathroom. Transform your indoor plants by homing them in a woven basket, or use yours for storing dry foods in the kitchen. For more ideas, check out our basket uses page.
These baskets are handwoven by a small Kenyan weaving cooperative of forty ladies living near the Masinga Dam in Kenya – one of seven dams on the River Tana. There is a dedicated dye manager appointed to oversee colour consistency and quality. The local sisal grass is hand-dyed in large vats and hung out to dry before a traditional twining method is used – a meticulous skill that most weavers have known from a young age.
Buying these blocked colour baskets actively supports the weavers in supporting their families through the perilous dry seasons, where subsistence farming - their main source of revenue – can suffer. We are proud to empower women with the flexibility that basket weaving offers. Each woven basket is supplied with a thank you card from this Kenyan weaving cooperative, and you can meet the weavers right HERE.
XS: dia 14-16 cm x H 9.5-10,5 cm;
S: dia 19-21 cm x H 14,5-15,5 cm;
M: dia 23-27 cm x 19-21 cm.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.