About Mambo Baskets
Beautiful baskets, authentic craftsmanship and a fair wage for the makers. With these three building blocks, Mambo Baskets was founded in 2017. Each of our baskets will immediately catapult you to Africa, to the basket makers in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi. They tell the story of strong people who stand on their own two feet thanks to their craftsmanship.
Baskets that make a difference
A basket from Mambo Baskets not only makes a difference in your interior. You also help the makers in Africa to support their families, send children to school, pay the doctor, ... Each basket tells the fascinating story of the local basket weavers. We are in direct contact with them and thus guarantee that they receive fair compensation for their authentic craftsmanship.
Each region has its own baskets
Basket making is an ancient tradition in Africa passed down from mother to daughter. Each region therefore has its own unique way of making baskets. For this they use the materials that can be found in the area. For example, Kenyan baskets are made from sisal (fibers of the agave plant) and Ghanaian baskets are made from elephant grass.
With a basket from Mambo Baskets you not only make a difference in your interior. You also help children go to school, pay the doctor, ...
Keeping a wonderful tradition
Yet the tradition of basket weaving is in danger of being lost. These baskets were mainly made to transport the harvest. Today they use plastic bags for this, because they are cheaper and easier to make. This beautiful craft is in danger of being lost. With Mambo Baskets we want to help maintain this by also selling the beautiful baskets in Europe.
We bet that a Mambo Basket will also look great in your interior?
Do you want to design your own unique basket?
On the website you will find a wide range of different baskets. But do you want to give a personal touch to your basket? That is also possible. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org , and let us know which colors and dimensions you want. We make sure that your unique basket is made that fits perfectly in your interior, in your office building, ... Of course the delivery time for this is longer than with the baskets that you find in the webshop. Feel free to ask us for more information about how long it will take to have your personal baskets made.