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Zama Baskets

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Meticulously handwoven from palm and banana leaves, these baskets are the perfect, stash-everything storage solutions. Designed with a simple, geometric pattern and topped with a fitted lid, these beauties instantly transform any cluttered corner.

Handwoven by a cooperative of 150 women, tucked away in the Rwenzori Mountains, each basket takes weeks to complete. Made exclusively in a fair trade environment.

  • Small - 12"W x 8"D
    Large - 17"W x 11"D
    Since each basket is handwoven, please expect some slight variation in size.

  • Handwoven palm and banana leaves 

  • Natural with hand-dyed black accents

  • Uganda

Weavers of the Rwenzori Mountains

"We have a deep appreciation for nature and all that it brings."
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00° 42' 27"N
30° 14' 56"E

Made with higher standards. We preserve artisan craft by paying wages that average 2x the fair trade requirement.

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).

  • Always free shipping within the continental U.S.

  • Exchanges and returns for store credit are free.

    Prefer a refund? A single re-stocking fee will apply:
    $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)

    Easy returns within 30 days of delivery.

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

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Shelene S.
United States United States
Striking storage piece.

This is a beautiful piece, and the large basket is able to hold a significant quantity. The lid was slightly offsize, significantly larger than the basket, but still totally useable.

The Citizenry

Hi Shelene, Thanks for sharing your thoughts here! Please drop us a line at if there's ever anything we can do to help! We'll pass along your thoughts and have someone from the team reach out to you! Best, -The Citizenry Team

Laura M.
United States United States
Highly satisfied

These are extraordinarily well made, soft to the touch, sturdy baskets. Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Mackenzie K.
United States United States
Now I want to put everything in baskets.

I grew up with similar baskets that my parents bought in Nirobi and these are just as lovely and well made. I love them.

Chris M.
United States
Amazing baskets!

Perfect for bedroom storage.