Wolof women in Senegal weave this colorful storage container by binding cattail stalks with strips of plastic recycled from prayer mats or purchased new at the mat factory in Dakar.
The result is a useful piece of handcrafted decorative art that brings together natural materials, traditional weaving methods and modern recycled materials in a fun and whimsical way.
Available in Yellow, Grey and Pink!
Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.
⟡ Virtuous Handicrafts is an online retailer of carefully curated, fair trade products from around the world. This particular basket is imported by Swahili Imports, a wonderful group who partners directly with the people who created this basket. ⟡