Extra Large Black Fruit Basket from Senegal


Extra Large Black Fruit Basket from Senegal.

Basket weaving has been practiced in Senegal for generations. This basket has been woven by women artisans of the Wolof community. 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 a round wide basket wrapped in black and colorful plastic and ribbons to create colorful triangles pattern. This basket measures 20" in diameter and 5" in height. 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.