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Tango Zulu Imports

African Mistari Basket Safari Red

$29.99

African Mistari Basket Safari Red

$29.99
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041715-SR
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  • Diameter: Approximately 10 1/2"
  • Depth: Approximately 3 1/2"
  • Color: Natural, Red, Sand
  • Country of Origin: Tanzania

This beautiful fair trade Mistari basket is handwoven from natural fibers and strips of authentic kitenge cloth, a traditional East African textile made from brightly patterned cotton. It is about 10 1/2" in diameter and 3 1/2" deep. The cloth is red and desert, forming a vivid pattern against the natural straw fiber. It is produced by WomenCraft, a cooperative of artisans in rural Tanzania. 

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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