Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Colorful African Basket

Pigments are weighed at market & purchased. A few more steps & then the women's collective of basket weavers organized by Darfur Peace & Development Organization begins to make a new shipment of beautiful, strong, & colorful baskets. (see other posts on this subject).

Darfuris use these baskets mostly to hold food. Think of taking a casserole to a potluck & using a carrying basket or cover (which many of us do). The women have adapted their design to make different sizes, so that they can be used in a variety of ways by others. These lovely photographs are by Susan Burgess-Lent/DPDO/all rights reserved & used by permission.

Information about the program. Baskets can be purchased from The Amber Chand Collection or by calling 1-800-979-0108. Thank you.