This beautiful basket is designed and handcrafted by Mayan women in a fair trade cooperative in Guatemala. It is intricately woven using longleaf pine needles and natural raffia ribbon. This design can be used as a wine holder, vase (if lined with glass), utensil canister or just about anything. Wooden beads accent the rim.
Pine needles and natural raffia.
Measures approximately 5" around x 6" high.
All of our products are shipped with cards containing information about fair trade and the corresponding artisan group.
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.