Little Rope Handle Basket

£16.00 

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A dinky little classic basket that is just waiting to be decorated! This is an ideal child's basket or a perfect summer basket bag.

Handmade with palm leaves and rope handles.

These baskets are made with leaves from sustainable doum trees that line valleys and riverbeds in the south of Morocco. These trees help prevent soil erosion from the strong desert winds and they also help shade the crops and fruit trees that grow beneath them. The trunks are used for house building and obviously the fronds are then used to make baskets, mats, ropes etc, nothing goes to waste! The weaving is done in villages in north Morocco, by a number of small family/cooperative groups - no work takes place in factories.

Due to the baskets being handwoven they are all slightly different and therefore unique.

Approximate size: length 38cm x width of base 12cm x height 20cm