Handmade Baskets from Senegal

by Harrison Thane

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    backers
  • $ 100000000

    pledged of $ 1000 goal
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    days ago
  • Funded!

    This project was successfully funded.

  • This project was successfully funded on 2017-08-17

About this project



About this project

Hello and Welcome!!!!

Thank you for visiting the "Handmade Baskets from Senegal" project page.  We are excited about all the possibilities that this Kickstarter campaign represents. The baskets convey the stories of the Senegalese women weavers via superior quality and craftsmanship that goes into each piece. Enjoy!

Senegalese woman weaving a basket.
Senegalese woman weaving a basket.

Project Background

While serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, West Africa, I worked with women groups, youths and business owners on a variety of issues dealing with business education and development. This is when I first learned about the basket weaving trade which is practiced mainly among the women in the local towns and villages. This tradition has been passed down for generations and there is a great amount of work and pride that goes into each basket.

Basket transport
Basket transport

Project Goal and Funding

The goal of this project is to expand the exposure of the Senegalese handwoven baskets into new international markets. All funding will be used for making baskets, developing new products, and participating in craft fairs and trade shows. 

It has been 12 years since I left Senegal but I am still working to help improve the economic picture of the Senegalese people. This is the most important goal to me.

Jean Pierre...My Senegalese Partner
Jean Pierre...My Senegalese Partner

Overview of Baskets

These incredibly sturdy baskets are 100% hand woven. There are literally hundreds of different designs and sizes available. It often takes days or maybe even weeks to make some baskets because many of the weavers are either students or taking care of families. 

Beautiful Baskets
Beautiful Baskets

Thank You...

To say "Thank You" for your generosity, we are offering our backers an outstanding lineup of vibrant, finely handcrafted baskets. The sizes of the rewards is determined according to the contribution of backers.

***PLEASE NOTE THAT SURVEYS WILL BE ISSUED (AFTER OUR GOAL IS MET) TO GET INFORMATION FROM BACKERS REGARDING COLORS, SIZES AND DESIGNS***

Backer Rewards

Each backer will get something to show our appreciation. 

$1 "Thank You" note signed by a basket weaver in Senegal

$15 "Thank You" note signed by a basket weaver in Senegal AND a small woven bowl (Dimensions: L 8" W 6" Depth 2")

Small Woven Tray
Small Woven Tray

$25 "Thank You" note signed by a basket weaver in Senegal AND a mini flat lid basket (Dimensions: H 6" x W 6")

Mini Flat Lid Basket
Mini Flat Lid Basket

$45 "Thank You" note signed by a basket weaver in Senegal AND a mini traditional basket (Dimensions: H 10" x W 8")

Mini Traditional Basket
Mini Traditional Basket

$45 "Thank You" note signed by a basket weaver in Senegal AND a set of woven bowls (Dimensions: Small H 2" x 8", Medium H 2.5" x W 10", Large H 4" x W 12")

Woven Bowls (Set of 3)
Woven Bowls (Set of 3)

$55 "Thank You" note signed by a basket weaver in Senegal AND a small traditional basket (Dimensions: H 18" x W 11")

Small Traditional Basket
Small Traditional Basket

$75 "Thank You" note signed by a basket weaver in Senegal AND a flat lid basket (Dimensions: H 15.5" x W 16")

Flat Lid Basket
Flat Lid Basket

$75 "Thank You" note signed by a basket weaver in Senegal AND a medium traditional basket (Dimensions: H 23" x W 16")

Medium Traditional Basket
Medium Traditional Basket

$100 "Thank You" note signed by a basket weaver in Senegal AND a large traditional basket (Dimensions: H 34" x W 20")

Large Traditional Baskets
Large Traditional Baskets

$175 "Thank You" note signed by a basket weaver in Senegal AND a set of traditional baskets including small, medium and large (Dimensions: Small H 20" x 12", Medium H 23" W 16", Large H 31" W 18")

Set of Traditional Baskets (One Small, One Medium and One Large)
Set of Traditional Baskets (One Small, One Medium and One Large)

 Thank You!!!!!

Thank you for your time and support. 

Risks & Challenges



This project has its fair share of risks and challenges. Because each basket is handwoven, issues can arise in production timelines and availability of certain styles. We are confident that the delivery dates for this project allows sufficient time for basket production and quality control.

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