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