Jumbo Colorful Swirl Storage Basket with Lid from Senegal


Jumbo Colorful Swirl Storage Basket with Lid from Senegal.

Basket weaving has been practiced in Senegal for generations by women artisans of the Wolof community in Senegal. Baskets are traditionally woven by binding cattail stalks, a thick local grass, with thin strips of palm frond. Palm fronds are difficult to work with and are rough on the hands of the weavers, so strips of plastic have replaced palm fronds to reduce discomfort during the weaving process. The plastic used for basket weaving is recycled from prayer mats. 

This is an oversized handwoven white basket with colorful swirl pattern. The basket has side handles and a hooded lid. The pattern on the basket is made by carefully choosing plastic ribbons of different colors to create a colorful swirl pattern. Basket measures 16" in diameter at the rim and 28" in height at the hood. Stowaway your throws, blankets, and pillows in this storage basket to clear up your living space. This is a handcrafted item, so the product may vary slightly in color and craft from the images.

This product is made in Senegal, Africa.