Embracing fair trade principles, these eco-friendly baskets not only elevate your living space but also empower the weavers and support their communities.
- Handwoven Kiondo baskets from Kenya
- Modern design, durability, and ethical craftsmanship
- Made by skilled women and mothers using hand-split, hand-twisted sisal.
- Plant-dyed with eco-friendly extracts
- Pot plant holders
- Living room storage & decor (magazines, blankets, books)
- Knitting companion
- Kitchen organizer (cooking utensil caddy, fruit basket)
- Bathroom organization (haircare essentials, makeup organizer)
- Desk accessory (pen/pencil holder)
- Nursery or kids' room storage
- Picnic basket
- Beach or poolside companion
- Sustainable gift packaging
- Craft and hobby storage
- Laundry hamper
- Pet accessory storage
- Picnic blanket holder
- Wedding or event centrepiece
These are just a few of the many ways you can utilize the versatile Kiondo baskets in your daily life. Let your creativity flourish and explore the endless possibilities they offer.
To ensure the longevity of your Kiondo basket, follow our simple care instructions. If any dents occur, gently moisten the basket in the shower or by dipping it in water, then reshape it and allow it to dry. This easy process will restore its original shape, maintaining its beauty for years to come.
By purchasing our Kiondo baskets, you become a part of the positive social impact we strive to achieve. Your support of fair trade and ethical practices directly benefits the weavers and women in Kenya, empowering them to improve their livelihoods and contribute to their communities. Together, we create a sustainable cycle of creativity, empowerment, and cultural preservation.
The History of Kiondo:
The history behind the Kiondo is as captivating as the baskets themselves. Woven predominantly by women and mothers, each basket begins with the careful stripping of the outer layers of the Sisal plant, allowing it to continue growing sustainably. From the pale-colored layers that have dried for a day, the weavers select threads to create their intricate designs. The threads are then boiled in water, setting the vibrant colors of the basket. Utilizing a technique that intertwines two single threads, the weavers create a robust, resilient structure. This meticulous process is repeated until the basket showcases a harmonious fusion of threads and colors. It typically takes two to three weeks to complete a basket, with the weavers dedicating their time around their household responsibilities.
Size: 5" Diameter - 5" Height
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Explore our collection of Kiondo baskets today and join us in celebrating the beauty of handcrafted artistry while making a meaningful impact in the lives of artisans in Kenya.