Kaisa Rectangular Table Baskets - Set of 2. Assorted Colours
Our Fair Trade artisans bunch the kaisa strands on each other - to make the basket. As the coils are made, they are bound together with upcycled saree and strips of palm leaves.
Kaisa is a wild grass that is used in Bangladeshi basket-making. Our baskets also use upcycled sarees 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.
These baskets are great as simple storage for nic-nacs, coins, keys and other odds and ends.
Our artisans are from the northern region of Bangladesh - Rangpur. The purchase of these baskets providesa sustainable and reliable source of income to support their families and communities.
Medium Basket (with handle slots): 36x28x12.5 cm; RRP=$25 Small Basket (no handle slots): 31x23x10; RRP=$20