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White Striped Oval Baskets - Set of 3
Wolof women in rural Senegal craft these vibrant baskets from cattail stalks and strips of plastic used in the production of outdoor mats. Weaving baskets allows the women of the household to contribute to the family's income while preserving traditional craft forms.
Sold as a set of three baskets. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.
Measurements: [Small] 11" L x 8" W x 2" T [Medium] 13" L x 10" W x 2.5" T [Large] 16" L x 12" W x 3.5" T
Materials: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic
Country of Origin: Senegal*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.