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A fantastically useful sturdy, handwoven basket with strong handles in an attractive natural and blue coloured pattern.
Kaisa grass products are a popular export from Bangladesh. They are woven from split palm leaves and kaisa grass. The skilled artisans’ only tool tends to be a needle. Kaisa grows during the monsoon season on the banks of rivers. The grass is typically two to three feet high when it is mature. When the artisans cut the grass, they leave the roots intact so that the plant will rejuvenate in the next season. The artisans then thoroughly dry the grass in the sun. They maintain a stockpile to use throughout the year. It is not uncommon to see piles of kaisa grass for sale in local markets.
Produced by The Jute Works which is a registered charitable trust. It was established in 1973 to rehabilitate the war-widowed and war-affected poor, rural women of Bangladesh. The aim was to provide these women with work at home, producing handicraft items made from locally available jute. Over the years, The Jute Works range of crafts has widened and now includes weaving products.
Dimensions: 22 x 35 cm
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