Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Our style columnist shops local. These are a few of her favorite things.

Twi Zambaru handwoven baskets from SwoonFor (website photo)

I am mad for indigo décor, be it a mudcloth pillow or Hmong throw, and these useful, handwoven baskets, available via Arlington-based Swoon For, are a practical indulgence that you can feel good about. The versatile receptacles serve up a surprise shot of color and texture, and sales directly support the East African farmer-artisans who make them—placing them squarely in the center of a Venn diagram of design, function and thoughtful giving.

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