Star Shaped Beaded Basket
This star shaped pine needle basket is accented by plastic raffia and wooden beads in the center. Basket measures 1 1/2" in height, 9" in diameter at base, and opens to 10" in diameter at mouth.
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.