This stunning basket is designed and handcrafted by Mayan women in a fair trade cooperative in Guatemala. With a completely natural look, it is made of with pine needles bound together in an intricate design executed in raffia.
Sturdy and extremely well-made, it can be used to hold fruit, mail, etc - or better yet, leave it empty to show off the gorgeous interior. It will bring the fresh smell of natural grasses into your home.
Pine needles and raffia (second photo shows bottom of basket).
Approximately 10" x 8" wide at top opening; 6 3/4" x 4 1/2"wide base; 3 1/4"H
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
The women who handcraft our pine needle baskets go out together, often to quite distant places, to collect the longest pine needles they can find and then stitch them together with raffia and native grasses. Working with fair trade, the women earn regular income, allowing them to feed their families, send their children to school and harbor hopes for a better future.