These Fair Trade Extra Large Sisal bags 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.
This is an open bag making very practical for grocery shopping or a trip to the market,
can also be used as a great oversized bag to take on a picnic or a trip to the beach. The sisal makes it very durable and the bag has leather handles making it easy to carry.
Not to mention it simply just looks gorgeous!
Can also be used in the home as a stylish solution for storage, looks great next to a lounge or couch as a blanket and cushion basket and will certainly be a great conversation starter in your home!
By purchasing one of these bags 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
EXTRA LARGE - H - 35cm D - 35cm
*** Please be advised that as these baskets/bags are individually handwoven the sizes and designs may vary slightly
Kenyan Hand Woven Basket/Bag 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