Iringa baskets


These baskets are traditionally made by hand in the rural South of Tanzania. Women use a reed-like swamp grass (Milulu) and natural dyes, giving the baskets a natural, durable and timeless feeling.


The weavers often have to walk several kilometres to harvest the grass before carrying it back to their village to dry. When dried, an artisan weaves the basket by hand, carefully intertwining the traditional patterns. Women mostly work from their home, giving them the opportunity to alternate the weaving with their household tasks. Completing a medium size basket can take up to one week.

Every basket is unique and serves as an example of the extraordinary craft skills of women in the South. They are perfect for plants, storage or decoration. Due to the full handwork process, sizes and colours may slightly vary.