Baskets Tabara N’Diaye



Baskets Tabara N’Diaye


Discover more about this tactile craft as Tabara N’Diaye explores its history and origins through her Senegalese roots. With clear instructions accompanied by beautiful lifestyle photography and illustrations throughout, Baskets demystifies the art of basket-making for makers at all levels.

Handled, woven, lined, coloured, patterned and lidded – there are so many options when it comes to choosing the baskets you display around your home to fit your needs and style.

This book will teach you how to master the versatile art of basketry.

Each of the four chapters tackles the different materials and their subsequent techniques, including grasses, rope, twine and cane.

Learn how to add pattern and colour to your woven wonders as you create a colourful collection of 15 storage accessories of your own.

The projects you will learn include:

  • Beautiful laundry baskets
  • A gorgeous woven lampshade
  • Convenient rope bags
  • A lust-worthy picnic basket
  • Practical baskets with lids
  • A stylish collection of patterned tableware

144 pages
Published by Quadrille Publishing

2 in stock

SKU: 9781787132702 Category:

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Baskets Tabara N’Diaye

“In Senegal, basket weaving is a tradition passed down for generations to women in rural villages to make extra income. Travelling there as a child, and many times since, I’ve always found these artisans and their craft so joyful. The dedication and community I felt watching them weaving with their children next to them, under a baobab tree, inspired me to launch La Basketry.

La Basketry was launched in 2017 as an online boutique, offering baskets and unique woven products for the home designed by Mamy (my sister) and myself, all handwoven by a group of female artisans we had met and connected within a small village outside of our parents’ hometown called Thies in Senegal.

At a turning point, in our thirties, and leading busy lives in Paris and London, we were keen to start a project that brought more meaning into our lives, and the lives of others.

Our first collection was stocked widely at places including the Victoria and Albert Museum, but it was creating a platform to share Senegalese craftsmanship with the world that felt like our greatest achievement. ”

As the business grew and evolved, Mamy decided to take a step down. And as I spent more time in Senegal, I began to learn how to weave baskets, enrolled in courses and played around with different techniques and materials to understand how we could develop our offering.

Falling in love with the process and making my own creations led to my first book ‘Baskets’ which was published by Quadrille in 2019.

Baskets is a stylish guide to basket-making featuring 16 projects – think basket bags, tableware and storage baskets – using different materials.

Today, La Basketry wants to celebrate all things woven – be it inspiring you to weave and craft your own creations at one of my workshops, or to purchase a beautiful piece made by a skilled artisan online.

You can find more information about Tabara on her website  and on Instagram

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