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African Kanga Kitchen Basket Blue

$34.99 $24.99
(You save $10.00)

African Kanga Kitchen Basket Blue

$34.99 $24.99
(You save $10.00)
SKU:
041724-B
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Product Description

  • Diameter: Approximately 6"
  • Depth: Approximately 7"
  • Color: Natural, Blue, Black
  • Country of Origin: Tanzania

This beautiful fair trade kitchen basket is from the Mafiga Matatu area of Tanzania, which hosts thousands of refugees from neighboring Rwanda and Burundi. It is handwoven from straw, bamboo, and strips of authentic kanga, a traditional East African textile made from brightly patterned cotton. The kanga used in this basket is dark blue with a bit of black and green. The kanga along with the strips of black bamboo form a vivid contrast to the natural color of the straw. This high quality coil basket has a remarkably tight weave, a symmetrical shape, and a smooth feel. It is about 6" in diameter at the top, tapering to 3" at the bottom, and is 7" deep. Use this lovely basket for holding kitchen utensils, office supplies, or a potted plant.  It is produced by WomenCraft, a cooperative of women in rural Tanzania that includes native Tanzanians as well as refugees from Rwanda and Burundi.  When you purchase a fair trade African basket, you receive a beautiful and useful product for your home, while helping an artisan earn a living in an area where opportunities are severely limited.

About the producers: WomenCraft is a non-profit organization that operates in Ngara, Tanzania, producing baskets, trivets, and other décor items from natural fibers and fabrics indigenous to East Africa. It began as a small pilot project of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2004, and is now a thriving enterprise that employs over 300 women and exports products around the world. It is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization.

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