ZUBERI: Pink & Orange Coaster
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.
Dimensions (approx): 10cm Dia
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA
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