An oval market basket with a handle designed for wearing on the shoulder, woven by artisans in the Sierra Norte de Puebla region in Mexico.
A group of twelve artisans goes into the mountains of the Sierra Norte monthly to harvest the bark of native trees. Fibers from the bark are soaked for twenty days to prepare them for weaving. Once the fibers are ready, they are woven into baskets using a process that takes nineteen hours. The result is a handcrafted basket made from natural materials, perfect for trips to the farmers market, displaying dried flower arrangements in the home, or for household organization. Only eight of these market baskets are woven each month, and each piece is unique due to the nature of its construction.
Materials: Natural fibers made from the bark of an endemic tree in the Sierra Norte de Puebla
Made by: Oaxaca Artisans
Made in: Oaxaca, Mexico
Specifications: Approximately 16" x 8" (depth 6") (measurements will vary due to their handmade quality)