Cesta baskets are handwoven of locally sourced, renewable resources, by talented female artisans in Rwanda, Africa — whom we are proud to pay 500-700% times the national average salary of Rwanda. Each piece is hand finished in Italy with very carefully chosen, sustainable materials.
· Depth: 5 in / 12.7 cm
· Height: 8 in / 20.32 cm
· Width: 8-12 in / 20.32 - 30.48 cm
· Handle Drop: 4.33 in / 11cm with a Zip Closure
· Basket: Organic Vegetable-Dyed Raffia
· Color: Black
· Leather: Vegetable Tanned Italian
· Handle Color: Black & Natural
· Lining: 7oz Organic Cotton Canvas, Black
· Hardware: Hand-tooled 18kt Gold-Plated Brass
Woven in Rwanda, Made in Italy.
Shipping will be calculated at checkout. Read more about our return policy here.
We aim to process your order within 48 hours of receiving it, Monday - Friday. Orders placed after 2PM on Friday - Sunday, will be processed the following Monday.
When not in use, store your Cesta in the dustbag, out of the sun. Avoiding long periods of direct sunlight is key to preserving the vibrant colors of the natural vegetable dye.
Occasionally, sisal & raffia will fray with wear. It’s safe to trim frayed pieces of sisal/fiber with small scissors, to keep your bag looking like new.
If the shape of your basket gets squished or dented, don’t fret! Your basket will return to its former shape with a bit of massaging.
While your basket will hold its pigment in rain & snow, we don't recommend a full submersion. But life happens, and if your Cesta falls overboard, just leave it somewhere (out of direct sun) to dry naturally.