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Fernweh: meaning a longing to travel, missing a place you’ve never been.

The blue domes. The stark white buildings nestled on the edge of the cauldron.  The white terrace with a single round table and four chairs and a view of the deep blue Aegean Sea that extends beyond the horizon.

There’s a place called Atlantis Bookstore in Santorini, Greece. Every time a picture pops up on your Instagram feed with this idyllic paradise, a pull in you from deep in your gut tugs you to this part of the world.

“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.”

WEIGHT 2.5 lbs
Height: 6 inches
Diameter (top): 14 inches
Diameter (bottom): 9 inches
*Please note: the black strip color basket needs to be pre-ordered. Email us at for order information.

Artisans train to make our designs on a regular basis to meet the high quality standards we require. Designs can take a woman between 3 - 5 days to create depending on how intricate the weave is. Our team monitors production throughout the process to minimize corrections on a finished product, saving time and money.

Songa's designs are created using carefully selected natural materials that are locally sourced and eco-friendly. We use sisal plant, banana leaf, recycled paper, upcycled fabric and re-purposed cow horn that would otherwise end up in landfills. These materials ensure the highest quality design all while keeping in mind future generations who will inherit our planet.

'Songa' means 'the path forward' in Swahili. Each design the women make furthers them along the path of financial independence. "I thank those who buy my products because I was able to build a good house. I now have 12 pigs too!" - Harriette, paper bead artisan

"Songa is all about showcasing the woman artisan. They create beautiful designs from natural fibers!" Natalie@sustainablychic

We are proud to have been featured in some of the fashion industry's most respected magazines.

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