An unexpected flash of color is your first cluethere is more to these traditional West African baskets than meets the eye. Using a traditional coiling technique, and working together with other women from their village, rural women from Senegal’s Wolof community braid a thick cattail grass called njodax with strips of recycled plastic. In the past, palm fronds would have been used with the njodax, but for several decades the women have been partial to inexpensive and colorful recycled plastics they can find in the city.
The perfect way to display your farmer's market peaches or your favorite new yarn, this set of three nesting basketsin orange, white, and turquoisebrings bright and colorful style to any room.
Woven by hand in Senegal. Made of millet grass and recycled plastic thread. Small: 8" diameter x 2" H; Medium: 10 1/2" diameter x 3" H; Large: 14" diameter x 4" H.