The Basket Room
Brown Slate Checked Lidded Storage Basket
There's only one thing better than a storage basket and that's a storage basket with a lid! Meticulously hand woven, the YULE lidded basket boasts chic brown slate stripes against a natural base and is made from tightly woven, hand-dyed doum palm leaf.
This versatile storage basket would work in either a bedroom or family living space and could be used as a toy basket or laundry basket.
This is a handmade product so dimensions and colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
About the Weavers
Each basket in this very special collection is made by a weaver living on the shores of Lake Turkana in North West Kenya. This region is part of the renowned 'Cradle of Mankind', where some of the earliest evidence of human evolution has been found. It's also an area notorious for its severe drought, which this arid land and its people have endured since the eighties.
Owing to long term marginalisation, poor infrastructure and little integration with the wider Kenyan economy, many Turkana people live in relative poverty. In 1992, a charity started up a basketry craft project to help support the livelihoods of women in a number of settlements along Lake Turkana - and today 300 women from six local villages weave baskets as a means of income.
Approximately 40H x 40 DIA cm
Doum Palm Leaf