Natural Iringa Basket - Rust Stripe
Made by Iringa Basket Makers
These simple yet durable baskets are hand-woven, available in three sizes, and they are useful in every room of the home. Each purchase supports artisans working with Iringa Basket in Tanzania, East Africa.
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- Small: Approximately 11" x 11"
- Medium: Approximately 12" x 12"
- Large: Approximately 13" x 13"
- As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
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Iringa Basket Makers
Iringa Basket are handwoven in Tanzania, East Africa. Each artisan is able to work from the comfort of their own home and community. Woven from mijuu grass, a reed-like swamp grass, iringa baskets are an indispensable utility item of Tanzania’s Hehe people. The fair payment they receive will not be reduced by traveling expenses, childcare costs or haggled prices.
Iringa Basket are handwoven in Tanzania, East Africa. Woven from Milulu grass, a reed-like swamp grass, iringa baskets are an indispensable utility item of Tanzania’s Hehe people. The Iringa region has a long history of basket weaving, making them a part of the rich history of the Hehe people.
Each artisan is able to work from the comfort of their own home and community. The fair payment they receive will not be reduced by traveling expenses, childcare costs or haggled prices. Apart from providing a fair income, the artisan group that makes these baskets also provides business training, design advice, and skills workshops to its artisans.
The diversity of Tanzania is reflected in the various forms of its culture and traditions. Over 120 ethnic groups call Tanzania home, and amongst them over 100 languages are spoken, with Swahili being the official language. Tanzania has a large Indian population comprising Hindus, Sunni Muslims, Sikhs, Parsis and Goans. The multi-culturalism of Tanzania is also evident in its mixed and varied art scene, its traditional ethnic music, colorful paintings and sculptures of indigenous hardwoods, specifically fetish style figurines and masks, and perhaps best reflected, its diverse cuisine.
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