Raya Pine Needle Basket, Guatemala

This stunning basket is designed and handcrafted by Mayan women in a fair trade cooperative in Guatemala.  It is made of pine needles and pajon, a native grass in Guatemala, with hand-dyed raffia in a variety of reds and greens.  Sturdy and extremely well-made, it can be used to hold fruit, mail, etc - or better yet, leave it empty to show off the gorgeous interior. It will bring the natural smell of fresh grass into your home.

Pine needles, native grasses, raffia ribbon.

8.5" wide at top, 8"wide at base, 2" 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. 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. 


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