The Basket Room
Nukta Turquoise Check Lidded Laundry BasketRegular price
Bring a little joy to laundry day with a handwoven NUKTA laundry basket, made from doum palm leaf. This collection comes in three sizes, with chic turquoise stripes against a natural base.
These fabulous laundry baskets have travelled across the shores of the Jade Sea and the deserts of North Western Kenya - along a transparent and ethical supply chain - to our HQ in the Cotswolds. To make one of these baskets yours is to support the livelihoods of the weavers who produced them, supporting the growth of the developing Turkana economy.
Turkana is Kenya’s largest county and known for making up part of the famous ‘Cradle of Mankind’, where some of the earliest evidence of human evolution has been found. This is also a part of Africa infamous for severe drought, which the Turkana have suffered from since the eighties.
In 1992, a Catholic charity initiated a basketry project in Turkana, to help start to integrate this marginalized corner of Kenya with the wider Kenyan economy. Today, 300 women from six local villages weave baskets here as a means of income, mostly taught the craft by their own mothers and grandmothers.
Made from Doum Palm leaf.
S: 40cm DIA | H: 40cm
M: 45cm DIA | H: 45cm
L: 50cm DIA | H: 50cm