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Large Iringa Basket Shopper

Woven from milulu grass, a reed-like swamp grass, Iringa baskets are an indispensable utility item in East Africa and around the world. To extend the functionality of these durable baskets, artisans in Tanzania add soft leather handles and upper trim. The result is a stylish tote that you can count on using for years to come.

Because this is handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

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Details

Measurements: 18" L x 14" W x 14" T (to top of tote), 24" T (to top of handles)

Materials: Milulu grass, natural dye, leather

Country of Origin: Tanzania

*Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.

THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT

Artisan Organization: Swahili Modern

Swahili African Modern has been building relationships with African artisans for over 20 years. Founded by Leslie Mittelberg, an avid traveler with a heart for sustainable development & a head for business, Swahili represents thousands of artisans from one of the world's most diverse & enigmatic continents.

Swahili Modern is committed to planing long-term relationships with artisans in order to help Africans advance professionally & personally. They pay fairly and on time, so that artisans get rewarded for their hard work and can provide for their families. They also design products from sustainable or recycled materials and strive to keep our customers in touch with the talented artisans who create the products they love.