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I adore these prayer mat hampers, which look gorgeous when accenting contemporary or rustic décor. Functional and beautiful, they blend traditional weaving techniques with modern materials made from recycled prayer mats. The elaborate coil design, passed down through generations by Wolof women in rural Senegal, creates a streamlined silhouette. I find they are a creative storage solution—as strong and lovely as the women who create them. -JG
This gorgeous handmade African laundry hamper also serve well as potato and onion storage bins in the kitchen. Each basket is woven by a Wolof woman from plastic strips used in the production of bazin mats and a local grass called njodax in Wolof (the language spoken by most people in Senegal). Your basket features a snug-fitting lid, braided handles and a geometric woven pattern. A beautiful and functional way to bring modern African style to your home! 14" diameter and 21"-22" tall.
Other color ways and patterns are available by special order, please contact customer service.
Based in Oregon, Swahili Imports is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and provides many African artisans with vital supplemental income. The company ensures that payments are being received by individual artisans and provides training and education, while working with producers who value their natural environment and employ sustainable methods of production. Swahili Imports donates a portion of its profits to two non-profit organizations working directly in Africa.
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