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IX00AR20001

Dried Grass Basket, Black and Natural

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This sturdy, hand-crafted basket is simple, yet artistic and goes with a wide range of styles from boho to traditional.  The basket's durability makes it both decorative and functional.  Whether you use this as a planter, desk accessory, kitchen utensil container, or an an accent piece on a mantle... you will love it.  Sustainable Decor at its best! 

Product Features:

  • Type: Basket.
  • Colors: Natural and Black.
  • Materials: Dried grass, upcycled. 
  • Azo-free dye.
  • Dimensions: Approx. 5 inches tall and 6 inches diameter.  
  • Eco Friendly.

Story behind the Art: 

This basket is handwoven from dried Moonj and Kassa grass that is native to Uttar Pradesh, India.  The basket making process is very detailed and time consuming.  The dried grass is first soaked in cold water before coiling to make the grass flexible.  Coils are made and artfully woven to create the container.  These are made exclusively by a marginalized women's group.  Production is done at home and then brought to a local center which allows the women to also work in agriculture.   

Due to the handmade nature, slight variations in size, color, shape, pattern, or other characteristics may be evident. Each piece is truly a unique work of art, lovingly crafted by hand.

 


Meet the Maker: asha handicrafts
India has always been renowned for its rich silk fabrics, woodcarvings and carpets. However, many of these products are produced in conditions of abject poverty... read more

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