Jumbo Colorful Herringbone Storage Basket with Lid from Senegal


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Jumbo Colorful Herringbone 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 basket handwoven with colorful plastic ribbons. 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 herringbone pattern. Basket measures 18" in diameter at the rim, 20" in diameter at the belly,  26" in height without hood and 32" in height with hood. Stowaway your throws, blankets and pillows in this storage basket to clear up your living space. This is a handcrafted item, so product may vary slightly in color and craft from the images.

This product is made in Senegal, Africa.