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Nzuri Basket - Original

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With their intricate traditional design, this handwoven basket is both remarkably durable and stylish. The mix of materials, graphic pattern, and stark palette add a stunning statement to any room. 

The “wishing basket” lid, of native Ugandan style, makes it a versatile storage space. Leave off the lid for a unique planter or umbrella holder in your entryway; or close it up to stow away an assortment of items.

Handwoven by a cooperative of twenty women, tucked away in the Rwenzori Mountains, each basket takes weeks to complete. Made exclusively in a fair trade environment.

  • 11"W x 22"H (14"H without lid)
    Since each basket is handwoven, please expect some slight variation in size.

  • Handwoven palm and banana leaves

  • Natural with hand-dyed black accents

  • Uganda

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00° 42' 27" N 

30° 14' 56" E

Fair Trade. Guaranteed. 100% of our products are made with a process guaranteed by the World Fair Trade Organization.

Our baskets are sturdy, strong, and flexible, made to withstand constant use. If properly cared for, your basket will live a long life.

Dust your woven basket on a regular basis, wiping with a damp cloth if necessary. No other cleaning should be necessary.

Changes in temperature and humidity may cause your basket to expand and contract, which may make securing the lid difficult at times. Be patient and wait for the weather to change or remove from areas with high humidity (like bathrooms).

  • Most in-stock items will ship via FedEx Ground in 7-10 business days unless otherwise noted.

  • Exchanges and returns for store credit are free.

    Prefer a refund? A single re-stocking fee will apply to returns within 30 days:
    $0 (no fee) for just bedding and/or towels
    $25 for most other returned orders
    if your return includes oversized items (area rugs, furniture, mirrors)

    White glove delivery items are handled separately and have a 15% re-stocking fee.

To view our full shipping & returns policy - click here.

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Julie K.
United States

Well made and perfect size

I was looking for something made of natural material to put in a small powder room. The scale and design of this basket was perfect. When I want to change things up, I am sure I can find many other places around the house for it. It was out of stock and when it was available, I snatched one up right away.

Kelley C.
United States

Beautiful Basket

This basket is very beautifully woven and the lid fits very securely on it. I only wish it was slightly bigger.

United States

Lovely basket!

Well made and perfect for storing my toddlers toys out of sight in the living room. Highly recommend!


Loved it but it's moldy now

I've had this nzuri basket for almost 2 years now. I originally bought it to use as a laundry bin because I loved the idea of being able to close it and not see the clothes, however it's much too small for that. Instead, I was using it to store an extra blanket next to our couch. I loved this basket and got so many compliments on it. But then we stopped using the basket (we were just folding up the blanket on the arm of the couch) and within 2 months of no use, it grew mold all over it. I have lots of natural woven things around the house and this is the first one I've seen grow mold. The top seems fine still, so now I'm going to use that as wall decor, but still sad to have to throw away this basket.


The Citizenry

Hi Savannah, Thanks so much for reaching out to share your feedback about the Nzuri Basket. This beauty is handcrafted in Uganda from natural materials, and shouldn't mold unless exposed to very high levels of moisture. We want to be sure you're satisfied with your purchase, so please send us a note at and we'll get this taken care of! Best, - The Citizenry Team

Sun K.
United States United States

Beautiful, but not quite right in size

This is a beautifully made basket. Durable and substantial in weight. Definitely a statement piece. Unfortunately I didn’t end up keeping it because of the size. Not big enough for storing toys in my living space or even a throw with an extra pillow. The size is an in-between size that doesn’t leave a lot of options for practical use. Decoratively, it’s beautiful, but not much in functionality for my intended use.

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This piece is delivered to your home by our premium White Glove Service. 

In-stock items are expected to be delivered within 4-6 weeks from your order. Delivery timelines for custom furniture may vary. Your dedicated two-person team will deliver this product to your door, unpack your item in the room of your choice, and remove all packaging materials upon your approval. Flat rate delivery fees start at $279. For more information, please review our FAQ section.

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