Meet the Artisans: Vikapu Bomba

Rusiya_Weaving - Vikapu BombaPhoto courtesy of Vikapu Bomba

At The Little Market, every product we carry has a special story — the story of the artisan who made it and the cultural technique that was practiced to create the artisan-made piece. We love sharing these stories to showcase the meaning behind the product. Up next in our Meet the Artisans series is Vikapu Bomba!

We just added a variety of woven baskets to our collection from Vikapu Bomba artisans. Based out of Tanzania, Vikapu Bomba works with marginalized female artisans in rural communities and has helped them revive traditional weaving techniques. Staying true to tradition, artisans use Milulu grass, a reed-like swamp grass, to create each piece.

Woven Iringa Baskets {The Little Market}

Artisans at Vikapu Bomba are organized into producer groups. With the social enterprise, they have the opportunity to learn key skills including accounting and quality control and work toward a brighter future.

Kalorina_weaving - Vikapu BombaPhoto courtesy of Vikapu Bomba

Every purchase in this collection truly makes a difference in the lives of Tanzanian artisans. It contributes to a sustainable income for the artisans and their families and benefits the local economy as a whole.

New Iringa Baskets {The Little Market}

Grow your collection and choose from a natural basket, black stripe, pink stripe, or all black. Mix and match colors, patterns, and sizes, and use them as planters or for storage in your home or office.

We are so excited to share these new hand-woven baskets with you! Thank you for supporting The Little Market and the talented artisans we are proud to work with. To see the complete collection, visit us at The Little Market!

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