Senegalese Wolof Basket - Turquoise

This coil style of basket weaving has been practiced in Senegal for generations and is known as Wolof weaving. Girls learn weaving technique from their mothers and aunts. Traditionally, Wolof women crafted baskets by binding njodax, a thick local grass, with thin strips of palm frond. Palm fronds were difficult to work and very hard on the hands of the weavers, so about 20 years ago needles and strips of plastic purchased from a mat factory in Dakar were introduced. This simple change in material dramatically reduced discomfort during the weaving process. Today’s Wolof baskets reflect this merger of traditional crafting techniques with contemporary materials. Handmade, this lush seagrass basket combines the sutble colour of pale reeds with a gorgeous green turqoise. 




    H - 75 cm

    W - 36 cm


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