Rising Star Basket, Guatemala

This beautiful little basket is designed and handcrafted by Mayan women in a fair trade cooperative in Guatemala.  It is intricately handwoven with long-leaf pine needles, pajón (a native grass found near Lake Atitlán) and blue raffia ribbon.  Like all of our pine needle baskets, it will bring the fresh aroma of natural grasses into your home.  This stunning piece will make a perfect gift - for yourself or a loved one.

Pine needles, pajón and raffia.

Measures approximately 8.5" in diameter by 2" high (this is a small basket).


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.

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