There is only one of each in this exquisite range of woven storage baskets: once they’re gone, they’re gone! Each of these Unique Fine Weave baskets are hand woven from sisal grass in rural Kenya, by a craftswoman working within a most artistic group of weavers working to their own unique designs. These basket weavers enjoy complete creative freedom to select the patterns and colourways that best showcase their own exceptional talents, empowered further by fair pay and the flexibility that basket weaving offers. Available in a range of sizes, our unique baskets can be used as planters and flower pots, desk tidies and fruit bowls - and as storage baskets for everywhere from the bathroom to the playroom and the fireside.
1) Medium Green and Pink Stripe 25cmDIA x 25cmH
2) Small Pink, Green Blue Stripe 20cmDIA x 18cmH
3) XSmall Pink and Green Weave 14cmDIA x 12cmH
4) Medium Brown Blue Stripe 22cmDIA x 22cmH
5) Small Pink Blue Natural Stripe 18cmDIA x 18cmH
6) Medium Blue Red Stripe 25cmDIA x 22cmH
7) Small Green Blue Stripe 20cmDIA x 18cmH
8) XSmall Green and Orange Stripe 14cmDIA x 14cmH
9) Large Green, Pink, Blue Stripe 26cmDIA x 30cmH
10) Large Natural Pink & Green Stripe 26cmDIA x 30cmH
About The Basket Room
The Basket Room creates beautiful collections of handwoven, decorative storage baskets for the home. Woven with stunning colours & unique patterns, they work with small craft collectives in Africa to create ethical, stylish accessories with a story.
Specialising in handwoven baskets, bags and accessories made in Africa. Woven with vibrant colours and unique patterns, they work directly with weaving cooperation’s in rural Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Their goal is to create access to market for these talented weavers, providing them with a sustainable income, recognition and preserving traditions. Many of the weavers rely on subsistence farming, but when crops fail during dry periods they turn to the art of weaving as an essential alternative revenue.
Basket weaving is a craft as old as mankind. For millennia, folk have been binding and plaiting natural fibres, weaving vessels of all shapes and sizes for trading, storing and transporting goods in. Anthropologists have found evidence of basketry buried beneath the pyramids of ancient Egypt, and with the help of explorers who have roamed the world for centuries, different methods and styles of basket weaving have reached all corners of the globe.
Buying these baskets helps ensure that daughters and granddaughters will continue to weave, and continue to benefit from the fair wages and dignified working conditions that come from working within a cooperative.