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Tango Zulu Imports

African Wolof Woven Open Storage Basket Large Black

$84.99

African Wolof Woven Open Storage Basket Large Black

$84.99
SKU:
041754-B
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  • Diameter: About 17"
  • Depth: About 14"
  • Color: Black
  • Country of Origin: Senegal

This fair trade African storage basket is as sturdy as it is multi-functional. It is about 17" in diameter and 14" deep, with black plastic strips woven around natural colored grass, resulting in a neutral blend of black and natural. Wolof weavers in Senegal craft these baskets from local grasses interwoven with recycled plastic strips, resulting in durable, strong, and easy to clean baskets. This handwoven basket is a great choice for toy storage, a recycle bin, or to store towels or throws in. Because they are handmade, there will be slight variations in size, shape, pattern, and color.

About the producers: This basket was woven in a co-op of about 100 Wolof women in the West African country of Senegal. It is not known which weaver began the practice of using plastic strips in the baskets, but the innovation results in a stronger basket with modern appeal. Swahili Wholesale is a small business based in Eugene, Oregon. It is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, and works in conjunction with the Peace Corps to help the Wolof weavers export their baskets to Western markets.

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