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Traditional Taita Baskets

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Traditional Taita Baskets

24.00

Traditional Taita baskets are hand made in Kenya by female weavers. In the remote and hilly Taita region, thin sisal fibers are self-dyed, rolled to twine on their lap and carefully woven into a unique basket. Only natural dyes are used, derived from tree barks, soil and roots. It's a long and very labour intensive process. The women have creative freedom, weaving patterns and colors of their choice. The inspiration of the weaver and the moment makes each basket unique and the women like to challenge each other with new designs. The women weave whenever they can, you'll see them walking in the street with a basket, on public transport, on their land and at home when the children are asleep. Once a week they meet to weave together and share ideas. Basket weaving is a important, income-generating activity for these women allowing them to feed their children and pay school fees.  

Use your basket as a plant pot cover, to keep your living room tidy or to collect your favorite items.


Details
Hand woven from sisal - only natural dyes used

Size: H14cm x D16cm
Due to the full handwork process sizes and colours may slightly vary.

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Traditional Taita baskets are hand made in Kenya by female weavers. In the remote and hilly Taita region, thin sisal fibers are self-dyed, rolled to twine on their lap and carefully woven into a unique basket. Only natural dyes are used, derived from tree barks, soil and roots. It's a long and very labour intensive process. The women have creative freedom, weaving patterns and colors of their choice. The inspiration of the weaver and the moment makes each basket unique and the women like to challenge each other with new designs. The women weave whenever they can, you'll see them walking in the street with a basket, on public transport, on their land and at home when the children are asleep. Once a week they meet to weave together and share ideas. Basket weaving is a important, income-generating activity for these women allowing them to feed their children and pay school fees.  

Use your basket as a plant pot cover, to keep your living room tidy or to collect your favorite items.


Details
Hand woven from sisal - only natural dyes used

Size: H14cm x D16cm
Due to the full handwork process sizes and colours may slightly vary.