The artisans of the Hehe tribe in Iringa, Tanzania weave these baskets or planters from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows in the region. Though the grass is soft to the touch, it is rigid enough to retain its shape. Beautiful and functional, these baskets also work as planters or wastebaskets.

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Artisan Crafted by Swahili African Modern

A Fair Trade Federation member, Swahili African Modern is a small company located in Eugene, Oregon that works with African artisans in a positive partnership to bring their art to the world. Along with maintaining close communication and providing fair pay, Swahili African Modern regularly contributes to development projects that increase healthcare and food security where artisans live.