Palm Leaf Vessel Basket with Lid
This unique vessel basket with lid is hand woven using brown and white palm leaves. Basket is oval shaped and features white palm diamonds woven in to it. Lid fits tightly on the basket. Basket measures 4" in diameter at base, 5" in diameter at mouth, and 6" in height without lid.
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.