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Black, Silver & White Half & Half Nesting Baskets | Swahili

Swahili Modern

  • $72.00
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Small: 17"D x 10"T
Large: 19"D x 13"T

Origin: Senegal

Materials: Cattail stalks, plastic

Wolof women in Senegal weave this colorful storage container set by binding cattail stalks with strips of plastic recycled from prayer mats or purchased new at the mat factory in Dakar. Traditionally, such baskets were used to winnow grain and store food and other articles in the home, but modern synthetic materials update the baskets beautifully.

The result is a useful piece of handcrafted decorative art that brings together natural materials, traditional weaving methods and modern recycled materials in a fun and whimsical way.


Sold singly; two sizes available. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary slightly.

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