Cleaning Handwoven Baskets – A Maintenance Guide

Cleaning Handwoven Baskets

Handwoven baskets are a beautiful and sustainable way to store your belongings.
However, they can be delicate and require some special care to keep them looking their
best. Here are some tips on how to maintain and clean handwoven baskets:

1. Store your baskets in a cool, dry place

Direct sunlight and heat can cause the fibers to fade or weaken. A cool, dry place is the
best environment for storing your baskets.

2. Dust your baskets regularly.

A simple dusting with a dry cloth will help to remove dirt and dust that can build up on
the fibers.

3. Spot clean spills and stains immediately.

If your basket gets dirty, spot clean it as soon as possible. Use a damp cloth and a mild
soap solution, if necessary. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as these
can damage the fibers.

4. Deep clean your baskets as needed.

If your basket is heavily soiled, you may need to deep clean it. Fill a bucket with warm
water and add a small amount of mild soap. Soak the basket in the solution for a few
minutes, then rinse it thoroughly with clean water. Allow the basket to air dry completely.

5. Avoid placing your baskets in direct sunlight or near heat sources.

As mentioned above, direct sunlight and heat can damage the fibers in your baskets.
Avoid placing your baskets in these areas.

6. Be gentle when handling your baskets.

Handwoven baskets are delicate, so be gentle when handling them. Avoid dropping or
banging them, as this can damage the fibers.

7. If you are unsure how to care for a particular basket, consult with Baskets Kenya.

We will give specific care instructions for your basket.

Additional Tips on Cleaning Handwoven Baskets

Here are some additional tips for maintaining and cleaning handwoven baskets:

● Use a soft-bristled brush to clean your baskets.
● Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners.
● Allow your baskets to air dry completely after cleaning.
● If your basket is water-resistant, you can wipe it down with a damp cloth if it gets
● If your basket is not water-resistant, avoid getting it wet.
● If your basket is stored in a humid environment, you may need to condition it
occasionally with a mild oil.

By following these tips, you can help to keep your handwoven baskets looking their best
for years to come.



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