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UDONGO Basket by THE BASKET ROOM (fits pots up to 30cm)

From The Basket Room, the UDONGO is handwoven of natural milulu grass. Just gorgeous!

 

Fits nursery pots up to 30cm.

 

The Basket Room is a contemporary interiors brand with an emphasis on ethical handmade production, natural materials, traditional African craft and stylish design.

 

These ethically produced storage baskets are hand woven in Tanzania from local milulu grass. UDONGO baskets make perfect planters for your indoor jungle and look fantastic all over the home, keeping everything from loo rolls to newspapers, magazines, toiletries and scarves tidy. The weavers themselves use these baskets in their homes in Tanzania for keeping kitchen staples like maize and beans dry.

 

Boasting rust-coloured patterned stripes against a natural grass base, UDONGO was produced by a skilled weaver belonging to a small weaving group of 120 members in the Iringa region of Tanzania. The milulu reeds used to produce these woven storage baskets are often found in swamps and riverbeds, but also grown specifically for basket weaving. Its leaves are cut, split, dyed using natural dyes and dried before weaving begins. Small baskets take up to a week to weave, whilst larger storage baskets can take three weeks. 

 

Weaving brings a constant income stream to these women: a sustainable alternative to the unpredictable farming livelihoods many relied on before weaving. Basket weaving enables these women to budget for family life in a more sustainable way: buying uniform, paying school fees, paying family medical bills and putting money way in savings for unforeseen expenses and emergencies.

 

Some weavers also use their basket weaving earnings to purchase solar panels for charging household appliances and phones. A number of weavers have invested some of their weaving income in small-scale agricultural enterprises as a secondary source of income. 

 

The impact of these beautiful baskets reaches far and wide, and your purchase supports this work. 

UDONGO Basket by THE BASKET ROOM (fits pots up to 30cm)

£65.00 Regular Price
£42.50Sale Price

Dimensions: D30cm x H31cm (approx)

Material: MILULU GRASS

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.

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