Wolof women in Senegal weave this neutral 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.
⟡ Virtuous Handicrafts is an online retailer of carefully curated, fair trade products from around the world. This particular product is imported by Swahili Imports, a wonderful group who partners directly with the people who created it. ⟡
Size: 8.5"T x 8.5"D
Materials: Typha (cattails), plastic strips