Blue and red striped basket

26,00

Small Handmade Storage Basket

Today baskets are becoming decoration accessories and can be used in any part of your interior. Our selection of one of a kind baskets will add a unique touch to your home. You can use this natural handmade woven basket as a flower pot, but also for example to store toys or small towels.

This natural storage basket was handwoven in Colombia with Iraca’s palm leaf, a local natural fiber. Carefully selected artisans use a technic and type of material they inherited from indigenous people, and that has been transmitted over generations.

The woman who produced it is part of a weavers association that employs more than 90 craftspeople, most of them coming from the Colombian rural sector, in an area where unemployment is especial high, due to the local conflict.

Each basket is totally handmade and thus unique. Therefore, you may find slight variations or imperfections which add to the character of the product.



FEATURES

Dimensions

34 × 34 × 33 cm

Color

Blue, Natural fiber, Red

Material

Iraca's palm leaf

3 in stock

Description

A small storage basket handwoven in Colombia using natural fibers

This natural handwoven 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.

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

Additional information

Dimensions34 × 34 × 33 cm
Color

Blue, Natural fiber, Red

Material

Iraca's palm leaf