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Senegalese Baskets
21 November, 2016

These very special baskets are crafted by the Wolof craftswomen of rural Senegal. They are woven from millet grass and recycled multi-coloured plastic threads, making each basket truly unique and special.

Senegalese baskets are great to use as storage, or simply to showcase as a work of art.  The colourful African basket-bowls can be hung on your wall, used to serve food, hold fruits or just to keep your bits and bobs. 

Wolof weavers are proud to preserve the coil style of basket weaving by passing the technique from generation to generation. Wolof girls learn weaving techniques from their mothers and aunts. Each basket serves to generate critical income to sustain the crafter’s family.  

Handmade items are not factory made and will have minor imperfections and variations, which is part of their charm and appeal!

To enquire about colours and variations, email info@amatuli.co.za.

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