Narrow grey stripes on a natural sisal base make the LAINI collection of striped baskets a popular choice for those who favour monochrome and natural tones in the home. Hand woven by a small rural weaving cooperative in Kenya, these woven baskets come in three different sizes and can be used all over the home as fruit baskets and desk tidies, large planters and laundry baskets.
The craftswomen in this growing cooperative are extremely skilled at producing the repeat patterns of our Linear Fusion collection, meeting weekly with their Chairlady to arrange work, deliver completed orders and pick up their wages. Sisal grass is purchased ready-rolled when The Basket Room places their orders with the cooperative, and is hand-dyed in large vats. Household soot is used to dye these baskets, collected and crushed before being added to boiling water. Fun fact: thatched and iron rooves produce different shades of brown soot!
Material: SISAL & BRANDED LEATHER TAB
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA
L: 30cm H x 30cm DIA approx.