This stunning basket is designed and handcrafted by Mayan women in a fair trade cooperative in Guatemala. It is intricately woven of pajon (a native wild grass) and pine needles, and accented with colorful raffia ribbon. Sturdy and extremely well-made, this lovely basket can be used to hold your treasures or displayed to show off its beautiful interior. And it will bring the fresh smell of natural grasses into your home.
Wild grass, pine needles.
11.25" in diameter, 2.25" 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.