Decorative rhombus shaped pine needle basket
This decorative pine needle basket is rhombus shaped and has a geometric feel to it. The basket is accented by plastic raffia in natural and dark brown or green and a beaded center. Basket measures 11 1/2" x 10 1/2" at opening, 7" in diameter at base, and 1 1/2" in height.
This fair trade Guatemalan basket is handmade from pine needles by a group of women artisans in the mountains trying to sustain their families. The artisan group was originally founded after the civil war by war widows and orphans as a way to support themselves. The group started out by making woven bracelets, and now makes beautiful pine needle baskets.