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MEET & GREET | Kenyan Basket Weavers

by Amy Fleuriot October 03, 2016

MEET & GREET | Kenyan Basket Weavers

Each one of our colourful ‘Kiondo’ baskets are hand woven using traditional techniques by groups of weavers based in the rural Kenyan plains. A beautiful area blooming with baobab trees, cows and villages, all dotted around the impressive, flat topped mountain.

Women are the main breadwinners in this region and income from basket weaving helps support them during droughts when subsistence farming goes into decline. The area is also rife with poaching and charcoal burning - both a lucrative form of income in an area where jobs are very scarce. Creating alternative revenue streams such as basket weaving helps conservation by decreasing the need for these harmful practices.

The sale of our baskets encourages the craft of basket weaving to continue being handed down from generation to generation.





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