PATA: Blue Tie-Dye Basket
The Basket Room

PATA: Blue Tie-Dye Basket

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These tie dye pattern baskets feature ribbons of mid blue against a white base, reminiscent of a cloud-streaked Kenyan sky. Produced in three handy sizes and woven from indigenous sisal grass in rural Kenya, these woven storage baskets can be used in many different ways: for keeping your hair accessories and toiletries organized, filled with children’s toys, remote controls and gloves and hats. These round sisal baskets also make beautiful woven planters for your houseplants – and wonderful new home gifts. 

The Basket Room is proud to partner with weaving groups in several rural corners of Africa, and the women in this particular group are simply brilliant at producing an array of gorgeous colours through meticulous hand dyeing. These women have woven from a young age: the age-old craft of basket weaving is passed along the female line and is being kept alive for future generations thanks to your purchases.


Basket weaving within a group empowers women to support their families with a flexible income in the dry seasons, where subsistence farming becomes unsustainable.

The detail... 

SISAL & BRANDED LEATHER TAB

XSmall: 14.5-16cm DIA x 9.5-11cm H
Small: 19-21cm DIA x 14.5-16cm H
Medium: 24-27cm DIA x 19-21cm H


Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.

FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA

About the designer…

The Basket Room creates beautiful collections of handwoven, decorative storage baskets for the home. Woven with stunning colours & unique patterns, we work with small craft collectives in Africa to bring you ethical, stylish accessories with a story. They bring together all the values of fair trade, partnering with cooperatives in Africa that helps women to support their families more comfortably, since subsistence farming alone often fails to meet the family’s needs, particularly in the dry season. By purchasing one of these baskets you actively support these weavers’ livelihoods, and a commitment to empowering women in developing countries.