So: how do these women dye the sisal they use for these gorgeous baskets?!?

By knowing their world. The seed pods on this tree are the vegetable source of the dye that produces the grey that shows up in the baskets we sell both online and at events. To produce the exciting bright colors (turquoise, purple, bright blue, pink, etc) our women’s groups collectively decide to purchase dyes- but for MANY of the ocher tones, the deep browns, the darkest blacks, the grays, and the rusty reds, our basket makers use native plants and trees.