Our eco-friendly waste bins are handwoven by rural Wolof women in Senegal using long cattail stalks bound by recycled plastic strips. This coil style of basket weaving has been practiced in Senegal for generations, and Wolof girls learn weaving technique from their mothers and aunts.
Traditionally, Wolof women crafted baskets by binding njodax, a thick local grass, with thin strips of palm frond. Palm fronds were difficult to work and very hard on the hands of the weavers, so about 20 years ago an anonymous creative party introduced large needles and strips of plastic purchased from a mat factory in Dakar. This simple change in material dramatically reduced discomfort during the weaving process. Today's Wolof baskets reflect this merger of traditional crafting techniques with contemporary materials.
|Essential Properties:||One-of-a-kind, Environmentally Green, Handmade|
|Color / Finish:||Gray, White|
|Dimensions:||12" dia. x 12" H|