Amelia Basket, Guatemala

This beautiful basket is designed and handcrafted by Mayan women in a fair trade cooperative in Guatemala.  It is intricately woven with long-leaf pine needles and accented with purple or brown raffia ribbon.  This bowl-shaped basket would make the perfect small Easter basket as well as a gorgeous decoration.  And like all of our pine needle baskets, it will bring the fresh smell of natural grasses and pine into your home.  

Pine needles and raffia.

Top width: 9";  Base width: 6";  Height: 3"


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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