These Fair Trade Sisal Planter Baskets are beautifully handwoven by women in rural villages in Kenya and make a perfect addition to your home or a great gift for someone special.
They not only look gorgeous when styling your indoor plants, they can also be used all over the home to add a splash of colour and a unique style to your storage solutions.
The smaller ones are perfect for small plants, in the kitchen for displaying small herbs, fruits and vegetables, in the office as desk tidies, in your bedroom as dressing table storage for jewellery or side table knick knacks, in the bathroom for make up and hair brushes ... just to name a few ideas.
The larger ones are great in the laundry or bathroom for storing things like towels or toilet rolls, in the loungeroom for storing books or magazines, or even at the front door or bottom of the staircase for putting your shoes in.
By purchasing one of these planter baskets you are supporting and empowering women in rural villages in Kenya to preserve their basket weaving traditions and to support themselves and their families.
Both natural and commercial dyes are used
2 size options and various colours / designs available:
SMALL - H - 15cm D - 16cm
LARGE - H - 30cm D - 30cm
*** Please be advised that as these baskets are individually handwoven the sizes and designs may vary slightly
Kenyan Hand Woven Kiondo Basket care
Your basket or bag my come flat packed or with use can go out of shape. With these instructions you will be able to return your basket to its correct shape.
Important - Do Not soak your Kenyan Basket
- Don't get your basket/bag very wet as the colours may not be set and could run
- If your basket is out of shape, lightly spritz the inside with water and pat into shape or stuff with items such as towels to produce desired shape until dry
- Completely dry your basket before storing as the natural fibers may go mouldy and deteriorate if kept damp
- Will fade if kept in direct sunlight
- When using your basket as a pot plant holder always use a saucer or line the basket with thick plastic to prevent water stains and wetness
- It is advised to remove plant from basket when watering
- Love and enjoy your beautiful companion for many years of delight
WITETHYE WOMENS GROUP
- Kitui & Makueni, Kenya
Witethye Women’s Group is a collaboration of women in the semi-arid counties of Kitui and Makueni, in the Eastern Province of Kenya.
Many women from this region have formed groups in their local villages where they come together to carry on the tradition of weaving baskets as a form of connection and empowerment with the term “Witethye” meaning “self help” Learn more