Swahili African Modern

Yellow and Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket

$88
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Product details

Handwoven with Milulu grass
• Small: 10"D x 10"T
• Medium: 12"D x 12"T
• Large: 13"D x 13"T
• Sold individually
• Crafted in Tanzania

Milulu grass reeds can be harvested carefully from the marsh without removing the entire plant, dried in the sun, dyed with natural dyes, and split for weaving. The closeness to the earth of both maker and product gives these beautifully crafted baskets widespread appeal. Because these baskets are woven by hand, each will vary slightly.

Swahili African Modern showcases the brilliance of modern African design through an exquisite collection of artisan-crafted home decor. All Swahili African Modern’s baskets and hampers are hand-woven by the Wolof women of Senegal who are traditional, artisan basket weavers. Each basket and hamper is made with natural cattails and reeds, accented by colorful strips of plastic from used prayer mats.

Swahili African Modern’s women artisans weave baskets from the comfort of their villages and are paid well above the living wage. Through the creation of these heritage products, Swahili African Modern helps the Wolof women find a more secure market for their handmade baskets and build greater prosperity in the region. As a result, women have become the primary source of income for their families and communities. Since Swahili African Modern began working in Senegal in 2008 they’ve helped the Wolof women sell thousands of their baskets to stores and individuals around the world. Swahili African Modern is fair trade certified by Fair Trade Federation.

All eligible full price items purchased between November 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 can be exchanged or returned for store credit until January 15, 2022. This means you’ll have until January 15, 2022 to contact our support team to initiate an exchange or a return for store credit. Products must be in original, unused condition with tags. Refunds to the original method of payment are still subject to our standard 15-day return policy.

Final sale items include: furniture, lighting, oversized items (like hampers and rugs), gift cards, all underwear bottoms and bodysuits, and sale items discounted 40% or more. All final sale items have the "final sale" notice on the product page. All orders outside the U.S. are final sale.

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