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THE BASKET ROOM

Mbili Storage Basket, Medium - Two Tone / Natural

£35.00

The Mbili storage basket is hand woven and naturally dyed to create the earthy grey and khaki hues. They come in 3 different sizeseach can be put to good use all over your home from the kitchen to the bathroom to the fireside.  

This size is great for use in your bathroom to hold your toiletries, in your office as a desk tidy or in your kitchen to store food items or cleaning products

The two tone natural colour is a neutral style and would great in any style of home. Each hand woven in South Western Kenya.

Also available in size Small + Large.

HANDMADE IN KENYA.

NOTES

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.

Each natural woven basket is supplied with a thank you card from the weaving cooperative.

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.

DETAILS

Colour: Two Tone / Natural

Material:  Sisal + Branded Leather Tab

Size: 23cm D x 23cm H

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