Cactus Embroidered Handwoven Storage Basket
made from sisal grass
14.5-15.5 cm DIA X 14.5-15.5 cm H
handcrafted by artisans in kenya
an on-trend cactus plant adorns the side of this ethically hand-woven sisal basket, hand embroidered by nduta, an artist working in nairobi.
not just practical and on-trend, these baskets also serve a fundamental purpose for their kenyan makers. the weavers, taught by their own mothers and grandmothers, make a vital secondary income fulfilling orders from the basket room. in times of unpredictable drought, flexible work like weaving enables these women - who otherwise rely solely on farming income - to better support their families throughout the seasons.
photo credits & rights by basket room.