The weavers depend on basket income to sustain themselves beyond what food they grow as subsistence farmers. They often use the money earned to pay school fees for their children.
In Southern Zimbabwe, basket weavers use thick, heavy coils to weave sturdy coiled baskets from sisal and local grasses.
No one else has the variety of baskets that you have accumulated. I did my research. And no one else has the consistent quality. People with baskets of their own come up and talk with me and several of the baskets do not have the double strand twist and those that do, do not have the vibrant dyes.
Thank you so much! As I said to my staff the other day, Baskets of Africa is probably my favorite vendor and it is people like him who I am going to miss the most about not owning a store anymore. You have always been so good to us and we truly have valued our relationship over the past 7 years.
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