IRINGA Basket - Natural
IRINGA Basket - Natural
Our IRINGA Baskets are one-of-a-kind and have a personal touch. 'Iringa' is the name of the region in Tanzania where rural women have been weaving round baskets for generations. Each basket is crafted with meticulous care and attention to detail, resulting in them being functional and beautiful pieces of art. Use them to store blankets, magazines, potted plants or as a standalone piece, the possibilities are endless.
Materials: the baskets are carefully woven from 100% dried 'Milulu' reed grass. Traditional natural extracts from roots and leaves are used for colorings.
Production: 100% handmade in Tanzania by rural women artisans who receive a fair and sustainable income.
Other colors and designs available: natural, black, brown, red, rust, pink, purple, green, and yellow. Also available in patterns.
Dimensions: The IRINGA baskets are available in nine different sizes:
20 x 20 cm
23 x 23 cm
26 x 26 cm
28 x 28 cm
31 x 31 cm
33 x 33 cm
36 x 36 cm
41 x 41 cm
46 x 46 cm
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the baskets made off?
All our products are handwoven from a local reed grass called Milulu which grows along rivers in the southern Tanzanian highlands. The grass is dried for about a day before it is bundled for weaving. Our products are not just any ordinary products. We take pride in using this unique material, giving our products a touch of quirkiness and charm.
How long does it take to weave a basket?
All of our products are hand woven and the weaving time varies depending on the product. Materials harvesting takes about one entire day plus walking to the farms and return. The drying process takes 2 days for the materials and one or two months for finished products.
Leather attaching for products with leather happens at our workshop, all hand made attached.
Number of weaving products:
- Our smallest Iringa basket (8cm high) takes 1 day to weave
- A sidebag takes 2 days to weave.
- A backpack takes 5-7 days to weave
- A totebag takes 7-9 days to weave
- The laundry hamper takes 10-15 days to weave
- A set of six round nesting baskets takes 1 month to weave
- A set of six square nesting baskets takes 1 1/2 months to weave
Is there anything to be aware of when using the baskets?
All our products are very sturdy and last for years. The only thing they are susceptible to is water. In case your basket or bag ever gets wet, please make sure you put it in a dry location, or best in a sunny spot so it can dry completely to prevent it from molding.
Where is your store located?
Our store is located in Iringa Boma Regional Museum, Tanzania.
How does Tanzania Delivery Work?
We currently ship through buses that goes to the specific regions in Tanzania and notify you of the shipment with receipt number to collect at their offices in your region. Please reach out directly to us if you have more questions.
How does International Delivery Work
Small packages we use EMS or DHL, for large volumes we use Airfreight Swiss Cargo or Sea Freight.
Do you export internationally
You can rely on us to export products in significant quantities. If you have any particular needs, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at Vikapubomba@gmail.com