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Open Weave Iringa Basket - Natural

Made by Iringa Basket Makers

$ 54.00  |   WAITLIST

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Available in three sizes, these simple, yet durable, baskets are useful in every room of the home. Each basket is hand-woven with care. Every purchase empowers Iringa Basket Makers in Tanzania.

    Fair Trade Open Weave Iringa Basket | The Little Market

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    Details

    • Small: approximately 8" wide, 8" tall
    • Medium: approximately 10" wide, 10" tall
    • Large: approximately 14" wide, 12" tall
    • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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    About The Artisans

    About The Artisans

    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.
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    Technique

    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.
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    About The Country

    Tanzania

    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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    About Fair Trade

    About Fair Trade

    Fair Trade Products

    Fair Trade is an approach to international trade centered around equitable partnerships, transparency and respect. It seeks to empower marginalized producers by providing them safe working conditions, fair pay, and a means to establish a sustainable business free from exploitation. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, we are committed to the Fair Trade principles.
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