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Iringa baskets, traditionally handmade from Milulu grass in the rural South of Tanzania, serve as a perfect example of extraordinary craft skills. They are perfect for plants,storage or as a stylish waste bin.
Kwanza Collection works with women’s groups in the Njombe and Iringa regions to produce the unique Iringa Baskets which are only found in this remote part of Tanzania. Woven utilizing local milulu grasses and natural dyes, these authentic baskets have a very natural and timeless appeal.
ABOUT KWANZA COLLECTION
The mission of Kwanza Collection is to contribute positively towards poverty alleviation in Tanzania by increasing the volume and value of sales, paying their women artisan partners a fair wage so as to enable them to meet their needs for shelter, education and health care. As they increase their income, they improve their living standards and are able to support their families and send their children to school. They have trained over 450 women how to process the natural dye pigments into a powder, boil it with water to dye the grass, and ﬁnally weave the baskets. This is a process that has many steps and requires weeks to complete. They also assist them with product development, production set up and storage.
Available in Natural and Light Black.
These will ship separately from our Atlanta warehouse and will not ship with other Bloomist items.
X-Small: 5" Dia x 5" H
Small: 8" Dia x 8" H
Medium: 11" Dia, 11"H
Large: 14.5" Dia, 14.5 "H
X-Large: 16" Dia x 16" H