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Basketry, Swaziland

For over twenty years, this project in mountains of Swaziland has grown and prospered and currently over 700 rural women are making income weaving these beautiful baskets.

The aim is to create innovative contemporary designs using traditional hand skills and locally sustainable raw materials.

Swazi women harvest grass from the mountains, which is dried then woven using traditional techniques.

Many of these women are mothers and grandmothers, so being able to work from home enables them to maintain a traditional lifestyle and to care for their own children and many vulnerable or orphaned children within their community.