Small Square Palm Basket with Handles
Created using palm leaves in two shades, this basket has blocks of brown and white palm and a zigzag stripe. This basket measures approximately 6 x 6 inches and 3 1/2 inches high, 6 3/4 inches to the top of the handles.
This fair trade basket is handmade by Amasaja, a group of more than 50 women artisans from two villages close to Chiquimula, Guatemala who use palm and coconut leaves to weave baskets. The group originally wove hats, brooms, and mats from the palm fronds, but these items don’t sell at a high price. Now, the artisans make these artfully crafted baskets and earn a higher price for their work so that they can better support their families.