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This basket was hand-crocheted by Florence Mukeihi. It is a masterful work of art. Florence gets inspired by local textiles. Her designs are so perfect, that it's hard to imagine they are machine-produced. 

 

Florence is happily married with two young boys. She is very creative, and talented and loves making baskets. Florence also owns a shop where she works as a tailor making clothing during the day. Due to her success with this project, she’s built a new modern home in her village for her family to live in.

 

Most importantly, Florence says making baskets has brought her so much joy and creative freedom. She loves seeing herself, her family, and the women around her grow and flourish due to the income from this project.

 

Florence is a member of the women’s adult literacy group in Kiumbe Village in Kenya. She joined so that she could learn to read and write. Being a member of this adult literacy group provides so much more than an education. It gives the women the opportunity to learn from each other and to provide support for those who need help and advice.

 

The women also have the option to learn how to crochet, which is a traditional craft in Tharaka Nithi, Kenya. This income-generating opportunity has been a source of pride for the women. Many can send their children to school, repair their homes, buy new clothes, animals, and food, and get proper health care.

 

Each Basket has a photo of the woman holding the basket she made.

 

Size: approximately 7" x 7.5"

Number of colors: 4

Material: Acrylic yarn

Maintenance: Machine wash in cold and air dry

Storage and shipping: this basket folds flat and is easy to ship and store

 

Interweave 108-050

$125.00Price
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