Lidded Storage Basket
- Wolof women in Senegal weave this colorful storage container by binding cattail stalks with colorful strips of plastic purchased as salvaged end cuts at a 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. This one is 7" x 8."
Swahili Imports has been building relationships with African artisans for over 20 years. Founded by Leslie Mittelberg, an avid traveler with a heart for sustainable development & a head for business, Swahili represents thousands of artisans from one of the world's most diverse & enigmatic continents. Swahili operates from a small warehouse in Eugene, Oregon, but their network spans the globe. We pay fairly and on time, because artisans work hard to provide for their families.