This gorgeous basket is designed and handcrafted by Mayan women in a fair trade cooperative in Guatemala. This one is perfect as a table centerpiece, bread or fruit bowl. It features intricate raffia stitching on coils of sustainably harvested pine needles. The gently sloping sides feature a two-tone band of alternating lights and darks that accent the warm natural color of the pine needles. And like all of our pine needle baskets, it will bring the fresh aroma of natural grasses into your home.
Pine needles and raffia.
Measures 10" wide x 3" high.
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. As beneficiaries of 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.