This collection of intricately woven, colourful Kenyan baskets represents hours of handiwork by the women of Eastern Kenya. Uniquely patterned with an open weave, these baskets are a fun and distinctive variation of a traditional Kenyan Kiondo basket. 100% handmade from sisal, the weaving process starts with the harvesting and preparing of the sisal fibers. Once brushed and dried, the fibers are hand dyed and the weaving can begin, taking place between day-to-day farming and household duties. It can take up to a week to complete a basket, depending on its size and complexity. Once finished, the baskets are handed to a fundi, or tradesperson, who adds the leather handles and details. The baskets then begin their journey to us in Canada, and ultimately, on to you!
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