Dreamy dusky pink and natural colour blocking make this extra large pretty storage basket the ideal addition to any nursery, bedroom or lounge. Our JIONI woven basket is also ideal as aplanter.
This coloured basket was hand made by a small Kenyan weaving cooperative of forty ladies, with a dedicated dye manager appointed to oversee colour consistency and quality. The Basket Room keeps this highly skilled collective busy with regular orders of this popular style, so sisal grass is sourced ready-rolled when orders come in. This local 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.
Material: SISAL & BRANDED LEATHER TAB
Dimensions: 38cm Diameter x 30cm H
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
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.