This exquisite basket is designed and handcrafted by Mayan women in a fair trade cooperative in Guatemala. Featuring a central pinwheel design and curved handles, it is intricately handwoven using long pine needles, raffia ribbon and native grasses. And like all of our pine needle baskets, it will bring the fresh aroma of natural grasses into your home.
Pine needles, native grasses and raffia.
Measurements: 9" diameter base, 10.5" top excluding handles, 14" including handles, 2.75" 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.