Mbili M

£35.00

Earthy grey and khaki hues create two-tone beauty in this naturally-dyed, hand woven basket.

Material:  SISAL & BRANDED LEATHER TAB

Dimensions

  • H: 18-22cm
  • Ø: 18-22cm

Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.

FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA 

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Description

Description

The women who create these two-tone natural baskets have woven from a young age: this meticulous, income-generating craft is traditionally passed down along the female line in Kenya. These craftswomen weave within a small but expanding cooperative led by the inspirational Madam Dorcas as Chairlady. Where once these weavers would travel regularly to Nairobi to sell their woven baskets, The Basket Room now provides them with regular and fairly-paid orders, and these completed baskets are then stored in purpose-built mud huts.

Production takes place primarily during the dry seasons, since the majority of weavers are from farming families who rely largely on subsistence farming and rainfall. To buy one of our woven baskets is to become part of our story: a tale of empowerment, dignity, and fair trade.

Shipping & Delivery

We ship anywhere in the UK for £10.00. Orders over £150.00 will be shipped free anywhere in the UK. If you stay close to our store you can use our local Click & Collect Service. If you require any additional information please call or email - 01436 647 522 / hello@sugarboat.co.uk