A natural palm basket handmade in Colombia
This simple but beautiful storage basket has been handwoven with Iraca’s palm leaf, and left undyed. Indigenous people in pre-hispanic times were already using this material to make baskets, but also textiles and hats. The weaving technics were are also the ones of the native people, that were passed on from a generation to the other one. It takes around… days to make such a basket.
The weaver who produced this fabulous basket is part of the “Association of weavers Juanita”. This association employs 90 artisans, most of them women, in an area strongly affected by the internal Colombian conflict. The weaving of these baskets often represents the only revenue stream for a whole family.
You can use this basket for storage all around the house: use it to store baby’s toys, slippers, magazines… You can also use it as a paper bin, as a flower pot, or also tu put a beautiful bunch of dried cut flowers.
If you would like to learn more about the story behind our baskets.
Each basket is totally handmade and thus unique. Thus you may find slight variations or imperfections.