Banana tree bark fibres and local sisal grass create a beautiful colour block effect in these woven baskets, in natural & brown grass. Choose from three useful sizes and use yours as a planter for house plants, a flower pot for indoor succulents, or a large planter for bigger shrubs. NDIZI looks stunning on a nightstand or dressing table, filled with jewellery or scarves, or homing your bathroom products on a shelf. For more ideas, check out our basket uses page HERE.
These natural woven baskets are hand made by a small Kenyan weaving cooperative of around forty ladies who have practised the art of basket weaving from a young age, having been taught by mothers and grandmothers. Sisal grass is sourced ready-rolled when regular orders come in from The Basket Room, and the sisal is hand-dyed under the supervision of the cooperative’s dye manager in large vats of boiling water. Next, the sisal is hung out to dry before an intricate twining method is used to create each individual basket.
Committed as we are to the growth of fair trade, our partnership with this cooperative helps women to support themselves and their families more sustainably. Most weavers in this group are primarily subsistence farmers, but in the dry seasons this way of life can fail to meet the family’s needs. Buy one of our woven baskets and you actively support these weavers’ livelihoods, and our commitment to empowering women. Each woven basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving cooperative, and you can meet the weavers HERE.
Material: SISAL, BANANA TREE BARK & BRANDED LEATHER TAB
XS: 14-16CM DIA x 9.5-10.50CM H
SMALL: 19-21CM DIA x 14.5-15.5CM H
MEDIUM: 23-27CM DIA x 19-21CM H
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA