Baskets

ONE OF A KIND--FROM NASIMIYU DESIGNS .  

BANTU BASKETS .  

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Nasimiyu was born into weaving at the young age of 7 years old. Weaving, Beading, and Pottery was the only part of my womanhood growing up in Bungoma, a village in the western part of Kenya. Enjoy traditional tribal Bantu baskets of color texture design, functional in all seasons.

Sturdy and practical, the basket can be used as you desire both indoors and outside. The baskets are handwoven from straw and reed which grow in the wild, and goes through six stages before the basket is born. The straw/reed is first plucked, then dried, split, twisted , and dyed using natural dyes, and finally woven. This process takes 6-10 hours depending on design, pattern and shape.

RESHAPING THE BASKET

To reshape the basket, place under running water, rain, or hose until it's good and wet. Let the water soak in for at least one minute, shake off the excess water, and mold the basket to your desired shape. Allow to dry naturally. This process will not harm either the basket or the leather handles. Neither will the dyes fade.

FROM NASIMIYU DESIGNS WITH LOVE