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Authentic Woven Root Pot

Authentic Woven Root Pot


This is an authentic tribal pot made from dried roots. It is used to either store fat, dried meat, or other food product to carry on a long journey. It measures 10 inches deep, 6 inches in diameter with an opening of 3 inches. It is NOT NEW and carries with it the patina and aroma of Africa.

All of our items are hand made in Kenya, Africa. We offer Fair Trade, Green Eco gifts. Our sales provide income for families in Kenya. Thank you for shopping at Aina Moja.
  • Description

    Product Description

    Roots are dug, dried and separated into fibers. They are soaked to be flexible and woven into a variety of shapes and sizes to be used for pots. Once woven and dried, animal fat is used to seal and waterproof the container. A lid is often fashioned from hide or wood. Then a leather hanger is made to fit the pot. It can then be hung from the ceiling of the house or from a belt to carry on a journey.

    This museum quality pot was purchased directly from the owner/creator and consumer of this pot. The need for money was greater than the personal connection to the pot as the seller said, “I can make another, but I need money to buy food.”

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  • What We Do

    Our Products

    Aina Moja is Kiswahili for "one of a kind". Each item is uniquely hand-made by African artists and therefore, one of a kind. Due to the fact that each item is handmade, actual item may vary slightly from product image.

    Aina Moja products are sold at art and craft fairs throughout the summer and fall as well as in the Aina Moja shop in Belfast, Maine.

    Aina Moja is a member of Fair Trade Gifts and is part of the Artisan Support project of Expanding Opportunities, a 501(3)c organization.

    Our Money

    Our items are purchased directly from artisans in Kenya, Africa and not at tourist stations. The purchase of the items supports individuals and families in Kenya.

    Proceeds from sales of the items at Aina Moja help support the projects of Expanding Opportunities, including the Street Children Fund, STEMS, Camp Forest, Friends Across the Ocean, Books for Kenya, and Distance Learning Centers. Expanding Opportunities has the greater mission of increasing self-sufficiency through educational and charitable projects for people nationally and internationally.

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