Each basket is unique, handmade and has its own history. The baskets are made from sisal, a plant that grows very easily in dry conditions. The fibers of the plant are rolled into wires, with which the baskets can be woven. 100% natural materials and 100% manual work, no machines or polluting industry.
The image above shows the vessels in which the sisal is colored. Everything is completely manual work, no machines or polluting industry.
Mainly natural materials are used to color the sisal, such as soil, flowers, ...
The remains are all poured together to make black.
With the income from the baskets, the women support their families, cover medical costs and send their children to school. All the more reasons to bring these baskets to the European market and let everyone enjoy these gems. A sustainable way to support the African economy.
These women provide a perfect finish to the baskets
All our baskets are handmade in Africa. Basket weaving is a tradition in Africa that is passed on from mother to daughter. However, 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 threatens to lose this beautiful craft. With Mambo Baskets, we want to help maintain this by selling the beautiful baskets in Europe.
Personal contact with weavers in Africa is very important to us. I want to guarantee you that the baskets are made with heart and soul and that the makers are properly paid for it. We even go a step further. Each year, the makers themselves determine the price they want to receive for the baskets. The weavers can decide where and when they finish a basket, so that they have time to take care of their family and to support their families with the proceeds from the baskets. I hope you fall in love with these African baskets as much as we do and want to do your part to maintain this wonderful tradition. With love, Michael & Camille
The founder of Mambo Baskets with a group of weavers.
Kenian baskets (unless otherwise stated on the product page)
|XS||10 cm||15 cm||€29|
|S||15 cm||20 cm||€39|
|M||20 cm||25 cm||€49|
|L||35 cm||35 cm||€79|
|XL||30 cm||40 cm||€89|
|XXL||40 cm||40 cm||€109|
Jemima baskets (unless otherwise stated on the product page)
|M||30 cm||30 cm||€89|
|L||45 cm||55 cm||€129|
|XL||50 cm||60 cm||€139|
Traditional fine weave Taita baskets