Woven Rice Basket - Zig Zag
Add a bit of Vietnamese history into your home with this traditional rice basket. These baskets would be used to carry rice from field to the market, and are recognised by their fold-down collapsible rim. This rice basket has been hand-woven by artisans in Vietnam from sea grass. The fibre is sustainably harvested, then is flattened by hand, before being dyed and woven by hand-weavers in a community centre and in their homes.
A truly multipurpose storage item, use this basket for laundry, storage, or while shopping, and you should be telling its story for many years to come.
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Mai Handicrafts started as a way to share training and ideas with women and ethnic minorities in Southern Vietnam, and since then it’s become the main source of empowerment and self-reliance to disadvantaged (and extremely skilled) local women.
Products are crafted from recycled materials, and share with the world a hint or two to Vietnam’s colourful but hidden culture. When you clutch an item from Mai Handicrafts, you’re literally holding a piece of history in the palm of your hand.
Sea Grass (Botanical name: Zosteraceae)
H32cm (approx) x Dia35cm