BaskArts

Premium Home Decor Basketry and Art

Victoria, British Columbia

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Announcement    We are back in the handmade fairtrade business after a 5 month break! Join us as we get back up to speed with a 10% discount off our handmade and ethical crafts.


***FREE SHIPPING ON US ORDERS OVER US$35.00 AND CANADIAN ORDERS OVER CDN$50.00 AT CHECKOUT**

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Last updated on 18 May, 2022

We are back in the handmade fairtrade business after a 5 month break! Join us as we get back up to speed with a 10% discount off our handmade and ethical crafts.


***FREE SHIPPING ON US ORDERS OVER US$35.00 AND CANADIAN ORDERS OVER CDN$50.00 AT CHECKOUT**

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About BaskArts

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BaskArts: An Artist’s daughter Supporting Marginalized Artisans

BaskArts is a Fairtrade initiative to connect Zimbabwean women artisans with a market to sell their handwoven baskets. Still in its pilot stages, BaskArts also features several other handmade curio items most of which are made from upycled/ecofriendly materials. I Collaborate with the artisans on designs and quality maintenance to provide items that are contemporary, unique, functional and timeless. Leave me a note if there is anything you would like to see in our store that would be in line with our current products.

I was inspired to start BaskArts by my dad a wire and stone sculptor ;Samuel Musharu (some of his pieces can be found online). Growing up our yard was strewn about with various of his artifacts. Our store room served as his studio and I remember tourists from all over the world coming to see his art after getting references from the country’s national art gallery.
Dad was also interested in supporting crafters and would travel to remote villages to buy various functional vintage crafts and also used this as inspiration to make his own version of the craftwork. He has slowed down on the artwork a bit as he is working on other projects, and passed on the buttonstick to me to support smallscale artisans.

With this inspiration I am further propelled by the problems that have grasped Zimbabwe, to create sustainable opportunities for marginalized artisans.

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