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Ziwa Oversized Basket

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Plain and simple. This oversized basket is our biggest and most luxe basket yet.

Handwoven from durable palm and banana leaves, finished with thick leather handles, this piece was designed to help you corral the heftiest piles of toys, blankets, or general clutter.

Each basket takes weeks to complete - all handcrafted by a cooperative of 150 women tucked away in the Rwenzori Mountains. Made exclusively in a fair trade environment.

  • 20"W x 18"D
    Since each basket is handwoven, please expect some slight variation in size.

  • Handwoven palm and banana leaves

  • Natural or Black & Natural

  • Uganda

Weavers of the Rwenzori Mountains

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"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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Kristin W.
United States United States

Mercado Hamper - Large

Beautiful woven basket. Perfect size for living room blankets, love the textured look to the Ziwa collection.

Sara m.
United States United States


As is everything from the citizenry, this basket is so beautiful and so well made. I use it as a laundry basket(moving over clothes to another basket when I do laundry ) and it is such a beautiful piece to the bedroom, so that the laundry can blend in as more like a decor piece than laundry. I highly recommend, would also be lovely for extra throw blankets in a living room.

Susan H.
United States United States

Exactly what I was looking for!

After searching for the perfect sized basket (most are either too small or oversized) - this was the winner! Great size & quality. First time I have ordered from The Citizenry & I could not be more pleased.

Dana B.
United States United States

Beautiful products and service!

This is a great basket, very sturdy. And heavy. I was looking for a laundry basket, which this was too heavy for, which is why I returned it. Seems great if you're using it for storage and not moving it a lot.

Aurora J.
United States

Absolutely beautiful!

This basket is perfect. I am in love with it. It’s incredibly well made and I’m sure it will last a very long time. Couldn’t be happier.

Rachel A.
United States

Beautiful and well made.

This basket is even more beautiful and sturdy than I expected. I am using it to store text books and other papers, with some pretty blankets on top to hide everything. I would buy more baskets of this style.