The traditional Kenyan weaving techniques have been used for generations, passed down from mother to daughter. The sisal basket is handmade by women from remote rural villages.
The baskets are made with pure and sustainable sisal fibre. Sisal (Agave sisalana) is a sturdy, raw and durable material. It grows very well in the Kenyan climate. The process starts with the harvest of the sisal. Then, its leaves are crushed to extract the fibers, which are dried, dyed with natural pigments and rolled. All this labour is carried out by women. Afterwards, the women can begin the weaving. The ladies fuse ancient craft traditions with contemporary patterns. Sisal baskets are very well known and strong.
The design of the sisal basket brings a beautiful, stylish and durable homeware to the modern interior. Baskets can be used as a plant pot cover, a chic décor, a “vide poche” or simply for storage which gives an elegant, raw and unique home decor with an ethnic touch.
The sisal basket is extremely solid. However, special care must be taken when exposed directly to the sun which could fade the colors. It is recommended to dry your basket if it gets wet. If you use it as a plant pot, you must protect your basket with a waterproof bag. Sisal is a natural fibre, long exposure to humidity cause mold.