Natural Palm Basket

26,00

Woven Storage Basket, unique and handcrafted

This unique storage basket was handmade in Colombia with Iraca’s palm leaf, a local natural fiber, and left undyed. Its talented weaver is part of a woman’s association located in the south of the country, in an area strongly hit by the internal conflict. Today, this association is giving to more than 90 artisans the possibility to get a fair income, and we strive to help them.

Use this beautiful basket for storage all over the house, or use it as a planter.

Each basket is totally handmade and thus unique. Therefore, you may find slight variations or imperfections.



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Dimensions

34 × 34 × 33 cm

Color

Natural fiber

Material

Iraca's palm leaf

4 in stock

Description

An ethical basket handcrafted in Colombia

This storage basket has been handcrafted with Iraca’s palm leaf. This particular way of weaving baskets was transmitted by native people of Colombia, and passed on from a generation to the other one within families. Indeed, indigenous people in pre-hispanic times were already using this natural fiber to make baskets, but also textiles and hats.

The artisan who produced this fabulous basket is part of the “Association of weavers Juanita”. They use ancestral weaving technics combined with different kind of colors pigments they make themselves. 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 to store small things around the house: baby’s toys, slippers, magazines… You can also use it as a paper bin, as a flower pot, or also to put a beautiful bunch of dried cut flowers.

If you would like to learn more about the story behind our baskets, click Here.

Each basket is totally handmade and thus unique. Thus you may find slight variations or imperfections.

Additional information

Dimensions34 × 34 × 33 cm
Color

Natural fiber

Material

Iraca's palm leaf