This handwoven African storage basket with a lid is a fair trade product from Senegal. It is cylindrical with two handles, and the lid has a knob for ease of removal. It is about 16" tall without the lid, 23" with the lid; and 13" in diameter. White plastic strips are woven around coils of grass, resulting in a natural/white basket with a subtle sheen. Senegalese Wolof women interweave plastic strips from recycled prayer mats with local grasses to produce baskets like this one, known as "prayer mat baskets". The result is a remarkably strong, rigid basket that is water resistant and easy to clean. This fair trade African basket excels as a recycle bin or laundry hamper. As each one is handmade, size and shape may vary slightly.