Hand-woven baskets crafted with natural sisal fibers and the signature, vibrant colours found in the national dress of Kenya.

The women from the rural villages around Mount Kasigau in the Southern part of Kenya – have turned to basket weaving as a source of income to supplement what they make from agriculture. Basket weaving has become increasingly important in the past years, as crops have been destroyed by elephants migrating through their fields to the Tsovo East National Park. The baskets are made from sisal – a plant native to the area – from which the women make string, dye the string, and finally weave it into stunning baskets. Apart from the income-generating aspect, basket-weaving groups have also become a place where women can socialize, discuss ideas and entrepreneurship. All of the weavers agree that through basketry they are able to supplement their income, but that they also love the interaction they get from their fellow women with whom they can discuss issues affecting each other and their homesteads.

 

 

Products by this Artisan

Medium Dark Grey with Thin Stripes Basket
Medium Dark Grey with Thin Stripes Basket $75.00
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Large Dark Grey with Thin Stripes Basket
Large Dark Grey with Thin Stripes Basket $150.00
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Medium Tan Basket with Thin Stripes Basket
Medium Tan Basket with Thin Stripes Basket $75.00
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Large Tan Basket with Thin Stripes Basket
Large Tan Basket with Thin Stripes Basket $150.00
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Large Dark Grey Basket - Kenya
Large Dark Grey Basket - Kenya $150.00
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Large Pastel Pink Basket - Kenya
Large Pastel Pink Basket - Kenya $150.00
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Large Fluorescent Yellow Basket - Kenya
Large Fluorescent Yellow Basket - Kenya $150.00
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Medium Fluorescent Yellow Basket - Kenya
Medium Fluorescent Yellow Basket - Kenya $85.00
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Large Fluorescent Yellow & Grey Colour Block Basket - Kenya
Large Fluorescent Yellow & Grey Colour Block Basket - Kenya $150.00
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Large Fluorescent Pink & Grey Colour Block Basket - Kenya
Large Fluorescent Pink & Grey Colour Block Basket - Kenya $150.00
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Large Blue & Grey Colour Block Basket - Kenya
Large Blue & Grey Colour Block Basket - Kenya $150.00
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Solid Grey Basket - Large
Solid Grey Basket - Large $150.00
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Black Colour Block Basket - Medium
Black Colour Block Basket - Medium $85.00
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Black Colour Block Basket - Large
Black Colour Block Basket - Large $145.00
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Grey Colour Block Basket - Large
Grey Colour Block Basket - Large $145.00
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Blue Colour Block Basket - Large
Blue Colour Block Basket - Large $145.00
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Green Colour Block Basket - Medium
Green Colour Block Basket - Medium $85.00
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Green Colour Block Basket - Large
Green Colour Block Basket - Large $145.00
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Pink Colour Block Basket - Large
Pink Colour Block Basket - Large $145.00
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Pink Colour Block Basket - Medium
Pink Colour Block Basket - Medium $85.00
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Yellow Colour Block Basket - Large
Yellow Colour Block Basket - Large $145.00
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Yellow Colour Block Basket - Medium
Yellow Colour Block Basket - Medium $85.00
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Black & Grey Colour Block Basket - Large
Black & Grey Colour Block Basket - Large $145.00
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Royal Blue Striped Basket - Medium
Royal Blue Striped Basket - Medium $85.00
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African black striped basket
Black Striped Basket - Large $145.00
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Blue & Purple Striped Basket - Large
Blue & Purple Striped Basket - Large $145.00
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Purple and Pink Striped Satchel - Medium
Purple and Pink Striped Satchel - Medium $85.00
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Light Blue Striped Basket - Medium
Light Blue Striped Basket - Medium $85.00
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