Barrel Basket with Lid
This barrel shaped basket is handmade from white palm leaves and is characterized by an open weave pattern. Basket has a tight fitting lid and measures 6" in diameter at the base, 7 1/2" in height without the lid, and 5" in diameter at the mouth.
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.