These decorative and whimsical handmade baskets make beautiful home storage options, lending a pop of color and handcrafted warmth to children’s bedrooms, bathroom storage, kitchen countertops or as gift packaging for loved ones.
Measurements: Approximately 8.5" H, 8.5" H
Materials: Palm leaf
Country of Origin: Mexico*Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.
For the people of the Mixteca region of Mexico, basket-weaving is a way of life that also sustains life. With a dexterity passed down through generations, ancestry come to life in the tireless work of fingers, the weavers weave palms into vibrant, multi-colored baskets. On the outskirts of Oaxaca City, Doña Martina Garcia and her group of eight artisan basket weavers produce roughly 700 baskets per month.
For each artisan involved, basket-weaving means a stable monthly income used for building a house, starting a small business, or purchasing food and medicine. For Doña Martina (pictured left), her steady sales through GlobeIn have meant being able to spend more time at home, where she can work on her baskets while taking care of her children. Recently, she sold her stall in the Oaxaca Crafts Market, where she had been selling for ten years, and has dedicated herself and her small team to working entirely for GlobeIn.
This basket and cover are woven in a glorious dark pink with natural color. The contrast between the 2 colors truly makes the basket stand out, as does the woven pattern. The basket is very versatile and can hold many things - jewelry, scarves, socks, cosmetics. When placed in a prominent spot in the living room or bedroom, it certainly takes pride of place. I hope to purchase another similar one, perhaps in a different color. Just a little warning to Cat Moms - I do find that my cat sometimes thinks that baskets are for scratching. Since this basket does look so pretty, I am trying to place it somewhat higher than she would like to reach! Also, the basket has a sweet, soft smell, of the outdoors.
All the palm leaf baskets are beautiful, but the pink are my favorite. So rich, so vivid! The baskets are wonderful for storage or for using in place of gift wrap. I use them on my nightstand, on my vanity, in my kitchen to hold tea bags. They add a pop of color wherever they are!