The contemporary cotton rope baskets and woven rope baskets are designed and handmade by weavers that are based in the Western Cape, South Africa. These simple and stylish cotton rope baskets and woven rope baskets combine contemporary design with the traditional craft of basket weaving that has been practiced in the region for generations.
The production of the cotton rope baskets and woven rope baskets oppose the practice of industrial mass-production and provide a handmade home decor alternative. The inspiration to create this modern line of bowls came from the weaver’s desire to work ethically and live in freedom whilst respecting the environment. Materials are sourced locally and use non-toxic sun-set dyes to differentiate colors and patterns found in each one.
The wide base and cylindrical shape of these bowls create dependable containers for household accessories and also work well for organization purposes. The materials that are used are durable enough to carry citrus or other fruits and make for a colorful centerpiece on a kitchen table. All cotton rope baskets and woven rope baskets are hand crafted using 100% cotton rope that is made locally in the Western Cape. This rope is sewn together using a coiling technique. Featured in The Washington Post.