Utulivu Linear Fusion Baskets
- Small Natural Twist Woven Basket
- 15cm H x 15cm DIA
These natural woven baskets boast a stippled pattern of sand and natural grass hues, and are hand woven from sisal in Kenya. Produced by a skilled weaving cooperative member, the UTULIVU range of baskets come in five handy sizes which means there’s one for every use: from desk tidies and flower pots to laundry baskets, large planters and vegetable baskets. Wherever you pop your woven storage basket, it’s sure to add a little extra style to the home.
The craftswomen behind our UTULIVI baskets have learned the meticulous art weaving from their mothers and grandmothers, and work within a thriving cooperative which is growing in numbers continually under the guidance of its inspirational Chairlady, Madam Dorcas. Sisal grass is usually purchased in ready-rolled batches when the cooperative receives its orders from The Basket Room, and this grass is then hand-dyed in large vats before weaving begins, using a traditional twining method. Where once these weavers would travel regularly to Nairobi to sell their woven baskets, The Basket Room keeps them busy with regular and fairly-paid basket orders, enabling these subsistence farmers to earn a flexible supplementary income in the dry seasons.
Each colourful woven basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving cooperative. To buy one of our woven baskets is to actively support the weavers’ livelihoods, and our commitment to empowering women through fair trade.