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hand-woven cat and mouse baskets

by Sheila Freemantle
Handmade
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Keep Trinkets Within a Paw's Reach

Keep jewelry, paperclips, keys, pins and other small trinkets all nuzzled up with these adorable hand-woven baskets. Far friendlier than your average basket, these personality-packed straw pots let you stow small, easy-to-lose objects safely within their little bellies.

These sweet containers were handmade in Swaziland by members of Tintsaba, a group created in 1985 by Sheila Freemantle with the purpose of improving the lives of rural women living there.

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  • details
Handmade
Item ID
21050
Made from
bookcloth, sisal
Measurements
Each: Approx. 1.75" H x 2.5" dia.
Notes
Clean with damp cloth.

Hand-Woven Cat and Mouse Baskets have been discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • the maker

Sheila Freemantle

Sheila Freemantle created Tintsaba in 1985. Sheila believes that creating an income generating opportunity for these women will help them take charge of their lives, both personally and professionally. With Tintsaba, these women have the chance to hone in on their craft and this practice culminates in highly refined objects like these charming, handcrafted baskets. Using these acquired skills, these craftswomen can teach new recruits or even transfer these skills to other professions guaranteeing a virtuous cycle of continuous development for all the producers.

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Hand-Woven Cat and Mouse Baskets
 
4.3

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4.0

Woven Purfection..

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from metro boston

About Me Budget Shopper

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Pros

  • Drawers Open Smoothly
  • Durable Construction

Cons

  • No Lock

Best Uses

  • Storage

Comments about Hand-Woven Cat and Mouse Baskets:

The Astrology Necklaces will fit inside this purrfectly. So if you have a female inclined in those directions on your shopping list then this match can't be beat. Unless of course your springing for a Kitten..

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4.0

Simply Precious (and high quality)

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from Salt Lake City, UT

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Pros

  • Darling item
  • Perfect for display
  • Perfect for little gifts
  • Perfect for tiny things

Cons

  • Not cheap price

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    Comments about Hand-Woven Cat and Mouse Baskets:

    This is a perfect little gift for someone, either with something in it (small gem or earrings or coins) or just as it. The little mouse has character galore!

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    5.0

    Cute Sewing Aide

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    from Virginia

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    Pros

    • Great to store my thimble

    Cons

    • Could be a tad bigger

    Best Uses

    • Sewing organizer

    Comments about Hand-Woven Cat and Mouse Baskets:

    As a quilter and hand sewer, I find this an adorable way to keep track of my thimble, needle and thread.

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