This set of three utilitarian woven baskets can be used as catchalls, fruit bowls, or bread bowls.
Keep your car keys, phone, and wallet in the small basket by the entryway. Use the middle-sized basket for displaying fresh fruits on the dining table.
Serve fluffy dinner rolls on the large-sized basket. Or, use all three to organize office supplies on your desk—any choice is the right choice!
Throughout Africa, each region uses different grasses and techniques for their signature woven baskets. Njodax, a thick local grass, and palm fronds, a thin material, are the traditional materials of choice in Senegal where these woven baskets are made.
In recent years, recycled plastic was introduced—this alternative is easier on weavers’ hands, and it is more sustainable than harvesting local grasses only. More color possibilities and patterns are also possible with recycled plastic, not to mention a longer shelf life compared to using wild grasses alone. [ less ]