`Samaki` means fish in Swahili language. These baskets are traditionally used to store or carry vegetables and fruits, or to bring the freshly caught fish to the market. Made from palm leaves, these baskets are strong and durable and a perfect shopping companion.
These particular baskets are a bit special, as I bought these from a`mzee` (old man) on my latest trip exploring the Swahili coast. They caught my eye because they were very finely woven and finished, you can simply see the experience of this man in the finished product. He was very proud of his work and up to today we keep in touch over the phone!