Kitonga Sisal Basket
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This extremely versatile basket is handwoven using strands of natural and hand-dyed sisal by talented female artisans in rural Kenya. The baskets are known for their ability to be re-shaped, as well as their durability and all-natural composition.
Small: 10"L x 10"W x 10"H
Large: 12"L x 12"W x 12"H
Crafted from: Sisal fiber, dye
Made in: Kenya
In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!