Swazi Basket - 9\"

Swazi Basket - 9"

  • - Item Id: 296
  • - 1 In Stock / New
  • - Created in Swaziland
  • - FREE SHIPPING to any U.S. address

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This 9" basket in brown, orange and pale green was hand-crafted by a woman in Swaziland in the traditional Nguni coil style. Using spun-dyed sisal grass coiled around a strand of local basket grass, the weaver must make precise calculations to create the intricate geometric patterns. It can take up to 30 hours to weave a single basket. The weaving takes place in weekly gatherings of women from remote villages as they come together not only to preserve a traditional art form, but also to earn an income to fight extreme poverty and pay for their family's school fees and health care costs.
  • Natural Sisal and grasses
  • 9" diameter, 2" tall
  • Handmade in Swaziland
  • Fair Trade Product
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