HAND-BRAIDED WATER GRASS
CRAFTED BY AN ALL-WOMEN WEAVING COLLECTIVE IN INDIA
A perfect catchall for the cutest little things we can’t stop collecting - precious letters, grand mom’s secret recipes, your favorite breakfast jams and jellies, or your all-in-one make-up stash (in our case, a fabric stash). They also make great gift boxes and we've started calling this little guy the treasure trunk.
Handwoven from dried watergrass, in a seamless mix of loose and tight weaves, finished off with an intricately braided handle and a cane button close, this basket is all about thoughtfully placed detail.
Crafted by a collective of 150 women weavers in a historic, riverside town in India, this basket is a throwback to old-world charm in the modern day. Each basket takes 3 days to weave, made from start-to-finish in a fair-trade environment.
*Water hyacinth is a beautiful river grass, but its rapid, dense growth is choking the river ways, displacing indigenous flora and fauna. By using it to make baskets, the weaving community helps protect the river, while generating a source of income.
Your basket is sturdy, and strong, perfect for regular indoor or covered outdoor use. With a little love these will live a long life. Dust occasionally or wipe with a dry cloth if needed. No other cleaning should be necessary.