Woven Baskets and Bags
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Nifty Knit: Assorted Colors - each one is unique These amazingly colorful bags are woven from SOFT recycled sweaters. The weavers buy sweaters on masse, then carefully unravel them to make bundles of yarn which are re-woven around a sisal framework to the designs of the weaver. These baskets are traditionally called kiondos, and a Kenyan mother would craft a basket for her daughter upon marriage. The bags are ideal for slinging over your shoulder and keeping all your essentials in one place, and not only practical – they’re all a little bit gorgeous too. Due to the nature of how they're made and we receive them, we're unable to take on specific color requests.
- Bags: 15" wide x 12" high (width is measured at the widest part of the bag) Leather handles are added to make a beautiful one-of-a-kind basket bag. Strap Length: 11.5" approx
- Basket: These XL baskets make perfect planters for your large houseplants and will also store logs, throws and rugs, shoes and slippers, laundry or playroom toys, YARN. The beauty of these woven baskets is that you’ll keep finding uses for them as the years go by. 17.5" across x 15" tall
Small weaving groups across Africa bring you ethical and stylish accessories with a transparent story. Sharing all our values, these weaving cooperatives empower women to support their families with a flexible income in the dry seasons, where subsistence farming often fails to meet the needs of the family. When you choose one of these woven baskets you actively support these weavers and their families, by providing dignified working conditions.