Artisanne Oval Storage Basket with Silver Squares
1 in stock
- Handmade in Senegal
- Size: Approx. 18(W) x 14(D)x 7(H) cms
- Material: The baskets are woven from a local grass called ndiorokh and long strips of plastic that are traditionally used to weave bazin mats, similar to prayer mats.
This sweet and modestly-sized basket is simple and contemporary with a pretty pattern of squares in a smart silver-grey colour. It's great for storing away small items like jewellery or loose change, or even for hiding away those tempting little chocolates (wrapped of course!) - out of sight, out of mind...
Each basket is beautifully and traditionally crafted by hand by artisan women in small villages near Thies in Senegal, which has a long history of basket weaving spanning back generations. The attention to detail is meticulous and the designs and patterns are contemporary whilst respecting the traditional weaving style of the region.
Artisanne works directly with the community of Senegalese women to ensure they receive all monies directly, thereby helping them earn a secure and fair income to support themselves, their families and their communities.
As each piece is made by hand, there are slight variations in size, pattern and colour which add to its charm and should be considered a mark of the weaver who made it.
To learn more about Artisanne and to see the full collection, please click here