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Set of 3 Handwoven Natural Palm Leaf Hamper Storage Baskets, Fair Trade

$420.00


These beautifully handcrafted hampers showcase the talent of rural Turkana basket weavers in dry northern Kenya. The doum palm, also known as the gingerbread tree, grows throughout the Turkanalands and produces long leaf stalks that can be harvested regularly for basket weaving. Since trucking the baskets down to Nairobi can be a complicated process, baskets are sold as a nesting set to efficiently preserve space. These durable storage baskets are crafted with heirloom quality, serving beautifully in any room of the home for years.

Sold as a set of three baskets with assorted arrow designs woven in dyed chestnut brown fiber. Because these are handcrafted baskets, each may vary slightly.

Sold as a set of three baskets- one each of small, medium, and large sizes. 

Origin: Kenya

Size: Large- 20"D x 20"T , Medium- 18"D x 18"T , Small-16"D x 16"T

Materials:  doum palm leaves, natural dye

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Member of The Fair Trade Association. Providing fair payment to workers in developing nations, educating artisans and workers to increase their potential for advancement ensuring the rights of children, developing products and processes that protect and conserve the natural environment. 

Lends over 33 million pounds yearly to both producers in developing nations and the buyers who distribute their goods worldwide.

They provide business training to marginalized producers, furthering the sustainability of cooperative investments. Working with producers across Africa who value their natural environment and employ sustainable methods of production. Artisans are required to abide by local and export regulations governing the legal harvest of hardwoods to ensure compliance with U.S. import standards and to uphold proper management of their local forest resources. Artisans are encouraged to utilize materials fully by converting scraps into salable products Artisans are encouraged to utilize recycled, reclaimed and highly renewable materials in product design, and to isolate new sources of low-cost materials. 

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IMPACT:

  • Fair Trade
  • Sustainability
  • Socio-Economic
  • Business Training to Marginalized Producers
  • Eco-Friendly
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