Namibian Basket Artisans
About Our Artisan Partner
Along the Okavango River in rural villages of northeastern Namibia, female artisans carefully craft woven baskets while following a coil technique. Several of these talented women are part of indigenous populations and have survived domestic violence. The weavers divide their time between working in the fields to take care of their homesteads and creating these baskets in the afternoons. In years prior, women created these baskets for themselves to collect and store grains and food. Now, the artisans are also able to sell them to a wider audience and support their families by purchasing livestock, more nutritious food, and solar lighting.