Flat table baskets! Gather your bits and pieces and put them inside - great simple on-table storage with a bit of fabric flair. Handmade!
Kaisa is a wild grass that is used in Bangladeshi basket-making. Our baskets also use sarees that we upcycle from the garment industry. Saree is wrapped around a few coils at the top to finish-off these table baskets.
A sustainable fibre, kaisa grows along the riverbanks in Bangladesh. When kaisa dries, it changes color from natural light green to a pale tan. It is widely used in Bangladesh but availability in Australia is limited.
Our Fair Trade artisans bunches the kaisa strands and coils the strand on top of each other - to make the basket. As the coils are made, they are bound together with upcycled saree and wider kasia strips.
The purchase of these baskets provides a sustainable and reliable source of income to support their families and communities. Our artisans are from the northern region of Bangladesh - Rangpur.
These baskets are great as general storage.
Large Basket: Dia=42 H=20cm; RRP=$45 Medium Basket: Dia=30 H=14cm; RRP=$35
100% Kaisa with upcycled saree binding. Fair Trade Bangladesh
NOTE: This item is only available as a wholesale item to RETAIL SHOPS with an Australian Business Number (ABN). It is not available for personal shoppers. Please contact us if you need further information.