From The Basket Room's Colour Block range. The RUKIA is handwoven of natural sisal. These handwoven baskets can be used as small planters and desk tidies, plus they’re great for storing jewellery, stationery, knitting and even remote controls!
Perfect for your smaller plants and ideally they fit nursery pots up to 12cm in diameter. These baskets are wide enough to take a larger pot up to about 14cm diameter but they are wider than they are tall (please see dimensions in PRODUCT INFO) so the top of a bigger nursery pot may be visible. If the plant in the nursery pot is a trailing plant then HEY PRESTO! - the trailing foliage will obscure the nursery pot.
The Basket Room is a contemporary interiors brand with an emphasis on ethical handmade production, natural materials, traditional African craft and stylish design.
These brightly coloured RUKIA baskets are produced by a small Kenyan weaving cooperative of around forty members, with a dedicated dye manager who oversees colour quality and consistency. Sisal grass is sourced ready-rolled when orders come in from The Basket Room, hand-dyed in large vats of boiling water and hung out to dry before the weaving starts.
The Basket Room's partnership with this Kenyan cooperative helps women to support their families more comfortably, since subsistence farming alone often fails to meet the needs of a family. Choose one of these woven baskets and you actively support these weavers’ livelihoods, and The Basket Room’s commitment to empowering women. Each woven basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving cooperative.
RUKIA Basket by THE BASKET ROOM
- Dimensions approx: D14cm - 16cm & H9.5cm - 10.5cm (As each basket is handmade, no two are identical)
- Material: Sisal & branded leather tab
- These baskets do not have a waterfproof liner. If using as a planter we recommend lining the bottom of your beautiful basket with tin foil or similar.