ZUBERI: Pink & Orange Coaster
The Basket Room

ZUBERI: Pink & Orange Coaster

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Bring a splash of colour to the table with this ZUBERI handwoven sisal coaster: bright pink in colour with a bold nu orange rim.

The craftswomen behind these round coasters all learned to weave from their mothers and grandmothers, and practise this income-generating craft within a small weaving group in rural Kenya. The Basket Room visit these women as often as they can, and have built a strong bond with the weavers and their chairlady, Madam Dorcas over the years. Where once these weavers would undertake the long journey to Nairobi to sell their work at markets, The Basket Room now places regular orders with them, enabling these women to work safely and efficiently from home. 

Much of basket production takes place during Kenya’s dry seasons, since most of these weavers are from farming communities who rely on farming (and rainfall) to feed, support and clothe their families. When farming slows down, weaving work picks up the slack. To buy one of these products is to support empowering African craftswomen and protecting this age-old craft.

The detail...

Material:  SISAL
Dimensions (approx): 10cm Dia

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.