Indulge in the intricate details of this sweet and durable masterpiece, with a weaving density ranging between 80-120 knots per inch. The captivating patterns reflects the skill and dedication of our artisans.
All the white, beige and brown colours in collection are obtained with soil, leaves and tree bark, with techniques passed from generation to generation. The bright colour is obtained with modern dyes, opening another window of creativity for the artisans.
The creation of each zipper involves a collaborative effort among a few artisans. The skilled weaver crafts the finely woven basket with traditional patterns and techniques. This weaving is a traditional skill passed on from generation to generation of Taita weavers. Once the basket is ready, the Hadithi team takes it to Buguta Disabled group for the next steps...
The Buguta Disabled Group, founded in 2011, is a collective of 15 talented individuals who have overcome challenges and can proudly showcase their skills. Nestled in a workshop in the heart of Tsavo, Kenya, these artisans work tirelessly sewing all kinds of crafts with their pedal sewing machines. One of the Buguta artisans will assembles the zipper with the leather, turning the basket into a little zipper. Alongside, the Maasai artisan does the beadwork on leather, that also gets finished and assembled with brass by the leather artisans.
Each basket is unique!
Choose the colour group and size, and leave the rest to the imagination of the artisans. If you want more repeat or custom designs, reach out to us for a custom order (MOQ 30 pc).
X-Small H 15cm W 20cm (made from a X-Small fineweave basket)
Small H 20 cm W 28cm (made from a Small fineweave basket)
Strap 20 cm
Hadithi means 'a story' in kiswahili language. Handicrafts with a story, from Tsavo, Kenya.