Picturing houses on a flat lidded pot, by expert weaver Topista.
Bee first met Topista on her recent trip to Uganda, she was touched by her story and talent for weaving. We designed this basket together with Topista to help her pay for her HIV medication.
You can read more about Topista in our latest journal post here.
Sourced on co-founder Bee's most recent trip to Uganda, our Uganda Craft Collection basket dishes and pots are all hand woven using traditional natural dyes, sisal and raffia straw. They are amazingly strong and durable.
No two are woven the same, so only one of each is available. The perfect unique and special gift or individual art piece.
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Our Co-founder, Bee, described Uganda as the most beautiful country she's ever had the pleasure of travelling to. Here in a rural village she met with Ruth, the head of a group of incredibly creative weavers.
Using a wrapping technique similar to that of neighbouring country, Rwanda, the baskets from our Ugandan group are like pieces of art.
Topista is the lead talent within the co-operative and inspired by our crocodile rug came up with her own crocodile basket in response. House, cat and bird motifs are also common in rich earthy tones made from natural dyes. No two are woven the same, so only one of each is available.
Read more about our Artisans here.
Materials: Sisal, Raffia Straw, Natural Dye
Sizing: Top Diameter 28cm x Base Diameter 20cm x Height 14cm
Ugandan baskets are famously robust and versatile. They make beautiful fruit bowls however we recommend storing soft fruits such as berries in the fridge and regularly inspecting harder fruits to make sure they have not become too soft to avoid fruit juice staining your basket.
To clean your basket, simply wipe clean with a damp cloth or sponge, remove most of the moisture with a dry towel and leave to air dry naturally.
Avoid placing your basket in direct sunlight as this may cause some of the colours to fade.
Read more about how to care for your goods on our Care Guide.