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 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.
ARTISANS & VALUES
This basket has been made using traditional hand weaving techniques by groups of talented women-weavers living in Uganda.
The sale of our baskets encourages the craft of basket weaving to continue being handed down from generation to generation and provides an alternative to poaching and farming during drought.
Read more about our product values here.
Materials: Sisal, Raffia Straw, Natural Dye
Sizing: Top diameter 29cm x Base Diameter 25 x Height without lid 29cm x Height with lid 42cm.
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.