Douwe basket - Senegal


After cultivating sweet grass in The Gambia, it is harvested to be made into these baskets. To add color and texture, recycled plastic from prayer rugs is used. First sorted by color, then combined with the grass to form the baskets according to precise measurements. These measures are a new step in the procedure which has been added to the production process, by Fatima Jobe, to ensure consistency and quality. Later, these baskets are to be lined with leather for extra durability over the life of the handles in order to support significant weight while keeping a good look.

The baskets were originally used to store grain. Now, its use has not only become more sophisticated, but its shape and design is also changing.

Little Douwe

Diameter at opening: 30cm, Height: 65cm

Medium Douwe

Diameter at opening: 35-38cm, Height 75cm

Grand Douwe

Diameter at opening: 40cm, Height 85cm

Wicker basket

Storage Basket

Home Decor Basket

Baskets Senegal

IMADI Shopping cart

Straw Baskets

Leather handle

Engagement communautaire

Materiaux naturels

Creation fait main

Preservation de lartisanat du patrimoine

Communautes marginalisees

Reduction de la pauvrete

Economie circulaire